Saturday, November 29, 2014

20 of 100 or so Panthers Killed by Cars in Florida

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There are an estimated 100-180 Florida panthers living in south Florida.  This year, 20 of them were killed by cars.  You do the math.

Check out this article from the Tampa Bay Times that reviews the current situation.

The Florida state animal is clearly in trouble this year.  The total numbers of panthers living in the wild have been slowly decreasing, but the increase in roadway deaths is certainly troubling.  Losing 20 of them by cars is a record.

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