Panther kitten rescued in Florida

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Rescued Florida panther kitten arrives at Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa Bay Times):

Just three weeks ago, he was discovered in the wilderness, nonresponsive and with an extremely low body temperature. A Florida panther kitten, he’s one of a disappearing breed that conservationists are desperately trying to protect.

The kitten, now four weeks old, is currently being cared for at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated that the kitten was found in Collier County, in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, weighing one pound.

Because the kitten was so young when he was rescued, he will not learn survival skills from his mother and can’t be released into the wild. The FWC had no information about what happened to the kitten’s mother.

The kitten will not be on public display but, once old enough (about 8 weeks), he will be taken to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where park visitors can observe him.

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  1 comment for “Panther kitten rescued in Florida

  1. Georg'e
    February 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I believe there is no higher calling than saving the worlds animals. To whomever found this little guy and to those folks that care for him; be happy and sleep well for you are doing the most “divine” work there is. Thank You !!!

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