TALAHASSEE -- The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through March 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. This information can be viewed at: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/panther/pulse/.
The remains of a 2-3 month-old male Florida panther (K517) were collected on March 19 on private property northeast of the Collier County landfill in Collier County (436602, 2895555). The cause of death is unknown.
The remains of a 1.5 year-old, uncollared male Florida panther (UCFP400) were collected on March 21, 2021 on Interstate 75 at MM 94, 1.5 miles (2.4km) west of the Everglades Boulevard overpass in Collier County (UTM 443315, 2892736). 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