FWC: Endangered Florida Panther Rescued After Being Struck by Motor Vehicle
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission // December 13, 2020
if you see an injured animal call FWC’s Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC
(FWC) – When an endangered panther was struck by a vehicle, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and partners mobilized to help.
Panther biologists took the wild cat to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens where they will monitor his condition.
Although the panther suffered a traumatic event, x-rays revealed no broken bones and he is in guarded condition.
The hope is to ultimately return him to the wild after a full recovery.
Traveling this holiday season? Please go slow in areas where there are wildlife crossings and keep an eye out for panthers, bears and other wildlife.
If you see an injured or dead panther, please call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue of this panther by purchasing a “Protect the Panther” license plate: CLICK HERE TO MAKE A PURCHASE.