The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through March 15. This information can be viewed at: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/panther/pulse/
The severely decomposed remains of an unknown age and sex Florida panther (UCFP399) were collected on March 10, 2021 on SR62, 1.4 miles (2.2km) east of the intersection with Brewster Rd in Hardee County (UTM 408957, 3052660). The suspected cause of death was an impact with a vehicle.
Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains. Report injured or dead panthers to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Florida residents can support panther conservation efforts by purchasing a “Protect the Panther” license plate. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC’s research and management of Florida panthers. You can purchase a plate at https://myfloridaspecialtyplate.com/protect-the-panther.html