There are fewer than 180 Florida panthers left in the wild.
Florida panthers once roamed throughout the Southeast, but today they’re restricted to less than 5 percent of their historic range in a single population in South Florida. Recovery has been slow, but there have been gains. Today there are an estimated 100 to 180 wild panthers — up from just a dozen or so in the early 1970s. These panthers, however, continue to face numerous threats due to our increasing human population and relentless development. And it’s sickening, but dozens of these cats are still lost each year to collisions with cars.
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News Source: Center for Biological Diversity
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