Finding a litter of Florida panthers isn't an easy task. But for the long-term sustainability of the native species, researchers diligently complete their work.

Vehicle Collisions Still Primary Cause Of Death For Florida Panthers

Finding a litter of Florida panthers isn't an easy task. But for the long-term sustainability of the native species, researchers diligently complete their work.
Source: FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) has updated the Panther Pulse web page with mortality information through November 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 

The remains of a 4-year-old female Florida panther were collected on November 13, 2022, on SR 29 in Collier County. The suspected cause of death was a vehicle collision. 

Vehicle collisions are the primary cause of death for Florida panthers.

The FWC encourages motorists to slow down and observe all posted speed limits, especially in panther zones, which are in place in several counties across South Florida and coincide with areas where panthers are known to cross.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC)  has updated the Panther Pulse web page with mortality information through November 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 
Source: FWC

These panther speed zones help ensure the survival of the endangered Florida panther and protect motorists from personal injury.

Report injured or dead panthers to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). 

Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains.

Florida residents can support panther conservation efforts by purchasing a “Protect the Panther” license plate. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC’s research and management of Florida panthers. You can purchase a plate on the Florida Specialty License Plate website

This information can be viewed at: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/panther/pulse/.

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