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“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears one destroys.”  ― Dan George 

  • Florida Panther

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    The Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi), is the most endangered mammal in the eastern US.  A population between 100-160 adults in southern Florida is all that remains of this species that once ranged throughout the southeastern United States.  It is incredibly rare to spot one in the wild, so count yourself lucky if you do.

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  • Florida Black Bear

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    Florida is home to only one kind of bear, the Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus). In 2002, FWC estimated there to be between 2,500 to 3,000 bears statewide. Bears currently occupy 18 percent of their historic range in seven relatively isolated bear subpopulations. While some subpopulations appear to be doing well, others are clearly still recovering.

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  • White-tailed Deer

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    The favorite prey species of the Florida panther, white-tailed deer are a crucial component to the ecosystem. Without a healthy deer population, the Florida panther would struggle for a major food source.

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Page Photo Credits — Panther and black bears - © Tom Trotta, Florida panther face - © Connie Bransilver, Florida Black Bear cub - FWC, White-tailed deer - © Bill Powell
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013
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