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PANTHER

STATUS:  
Endangered 

DESCRIPTION:  
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. 

SIZE:  
Weight: males, up to 130 pounds; females, 70 pounds. 

HABITAT:  
Cypress swamps, pine and hardwood hammock forests. 

RANGE:  
Originally from western Texas and throughout the southeastern states; now found only in Florida. 

FOOD:  
Mostly white-tailed deer, sometimes wild hog, rabbit, raccoon, armadillo and birds. 

BEHAVIOR:  
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. 

OFFSPRING:  
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. 

THREATS:  
Habitat loss because of human development and population growth, collision with vehicles, parasites, feline distemper, feline calicivirus (an upper respiratory infection), and other diseases.

PROTECTION:  
*CITES Appendix I, Endangered Species Act 

CONSERVATION:  
Reduced speeding zones, construction of panther underpasses, public education, captive breeding programs and research. 

CONTACT:  
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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