Florida Panther Puma concolor coryi
Florida Panther  ( Puma concolor coryi) <ul><li>Florida’s State Animal </li></ul><ul><li>Large predatory animal of Florida...
<ul><li>Eats white tailed deer, hogs, rabbits, raccoons, armadillo and birds </li></ul><ul><li>Litter size 1-4 kittens but...
Habitat <ul><li>Southern Florida Pine forests palm forest and swamp lands. Each panther requires a large territory. </li><...
<ul><li>Previous ranges include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and parts of Tennessee and So...
Threats <ul><li>Growing urban and agricultural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat fragm...
<ul><li>Mercury and other contaminants from the animals they eat </li></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Negative publ...
Current status <ul><li>Florida panthers have been pushed to the southern parts of Florida  </li></ul><ul><li>Critically en...
Recover efforts <ul><li>Secure, increase, and enhance habitat  </li></ul><ul><li>Breeding panthers in captivity for later ...
<ul><li>Scientists use radio collars, and automatically triggered cameras to monitor their movements. </li></ul><ul><li>In...
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Endangered Species Presentation: Florida Panther

  1. 1. Florida Panther Puma concolor coryi
  2. 2. Florida Panther ( Puma concolor coryi) <ul><li>Florida’s State Animal </li></ul><ul><li>Large predatory animal of Florida region </li></ul><ul><li>Subspecies of North American Cougar </li></ul><ul><li>Weight up to 150 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Height up to 27 inches at the shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>Length 6-7 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan 10-15 years </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Eats white tailed deer, hogs, rabbits, raccoons, armadillo and birds </li></ul><ul><li>Litter size 1-4 kittens but most do not survive </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Southern Florida Pine forests palm forest and swamp lands. Each panther requires a large territory. </li></ul><ul><li>One male and two to five females, requires about 200 square miles. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Previous ranges include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and parts of Tennessee and South Carolina </li></ul>
  6. 6. Threats <ul><li>Growing urban and agricultural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat degradation </li></ul><ul><li>Inbreeding because of smaller territories </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient numbers of large prey </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Mercury and other contaminants from the animals they eat </li></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Negative public perception </li></ul><ul><li>Territorial disputes between panthers </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current status <ul><li>Florida panthers have been pushed to the southern parts of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Critically endangered subspecies of cougar listed by the U.S. fish and wildlife service in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Florida panthers in the wild is estimated from 80-100 </li></ul><ul><li>Predicted to go extinct in 40 years because of the decrease in genetic diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Often killed by oncoming traffic </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recover efforts <ul><li>Secure, increase, and enhance habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Breeding panthers in captivity for later release into the wild </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced females of a closely related Texas population to increase biodiversity. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Scientists use radio collars, and automatically triggered cameras to monitor their movements. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase support for the recover of Florida panthers </li></ul>
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