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Florida panther mortality update

The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through June 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. This information can be viewed at: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/panther/pulse/.

The remains of a 4 year old female Florida panther (UCFP404) were collected on June 3, 2021 on Church Rd 5 miles W of SR29 in Hendry County (448078, 2937554). The suspected cause of death was vehicle collision.

The remains of a 2-year-old male Florida panther (UCFP405) were collected on June 4, 2021 on SR29, 4.4km south of I-75 in Collier County (465525, 2888476). The suspected cause of death was vehicle collision.

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.