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Featured Species | Florida Panther (05:38)

Host: Sarah Leon with Chris Belden

Florida Panther (click to view larger)
Florida panther
Photo credit: Larry Richardson/USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Puma concolor coryi
Description: The Florida panther is one of 30 Puma concolor subspecies known by many names—puma, cougar, mountain lion, painter, catamount and panther. The most profound and continuing threat to their survival can be traced to an increasing human population.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011