One of 30 cougar subspecies, the Florida
panther is tawny brown on the back and
pale gray underneath, with white flecks on
the head, neck and shoulder.
Weight: males, up to 130 pounds; females, 70 pounds.
Cypress swamps, pine and hardwood hammock forests.
Originally from western Texas and throughout the southeastern states; now found only in Florida.
Mostly white-tailed deer, sometimes wild hog, rabbit, raccoon, armadillo and birds.
Solitary, territorial, often travel at night. Males have a home range of up to 400 square miles and females about 50-100 square miles.30-50 individuals.
Reach sexual maturity at about 3 years. Mating season is December through February. Gestation lasts about 90 days and females bear 2-6 kittens. Young stay with mother for about two years. Females do not mate again until young have left.
Habitat loss because of human development and population growth, collision with vehicles, parasites, feline distemper, feline calicivirus (an upper respiratory infection), and other diseases.
*CITES Appendix I, Endangered Species Act
Reduced speeding zones, construction of panther underpasses, public education, captive breeding programs and research.
Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission
Office of Information Services
620 South Meridian
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
The Florida Audubon Society
1101 Audubon Way
Maitland, FL 32751
*Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an international treaty with more than 144 member countries. Appendix I listed species cannot be traded commercially. Appendix II listed species can be traded commercially only if it does not harm their survival.
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