A Florida panther resting on a ledge in Gatorland near Kissimmee, Florida.
The Florida panther (puma concolor) is a subspecies found throughout Florida and occassionally into south Georgia although all the females are located in south Florida below the Caloosahatchee River. There are only an estimated 100 - 180 adult animals in the wild making them one of the rarest animals in the world.
They are a large carnivore whose main diet consists of whie tailed deer, but eats everything from smalls animals and birds up to feral hogs and alligators. They are a top tier predator.
They are a habitat generalist needing 200 square miles to support a single male and 75 square miles for a female.
April 4th, 2018
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