Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Florida Panthers

 
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These two Florida Panthers were enjoying the afternoon in their habitat at the Tallahassee Museum. Florida Panthers are a critically endangered species. There are fewer than 100 of these beautiful cats left in the wild. This was not always the case. My father used to tell me about seeing panthers in the woods when he was growing up in the small community of Palm Valley, Florida. You can read all about Florida Panthers here.

13 comments:

Darla said...

We used to hear them when I was a little girl!

Cezar and Léia said...

wowwww litte Luna is hiding now in her cage because these Panthers are BIG cats indeed!
Great shot!
Kind Regards
Léia

B Squared said...

The Florida Panther is a beautiful creature and a pretty good hockey player.

Clytie said...

Wow! I had no idea panthers were so big! They are beautiful. You're so lucky to have seen them in real life.

Pam said...

wonderful photo, Lois. I am glad you posted info about the Florida panthers. Thanks for caring, just don't think about taking any home with you :)
Thanks for the visit and happy comment about the sea bird...

JM said...

This looks like a shot in the wild! Shame there are so few nowadays...

Pam said...

I'm back... I received the Sisterhood Award today from Pacey at Today's Blah and would like to pass it on to you, Lois... You can pick it up at my blog... Enjoy

hadv said...

Spiders, crocodiles, panthers.. what's next?? :-|

Jacob said...

Florida panthers are special...I didn't know there were that many (100)...I know when we first moved to Florida in 1985, there were only about 32 left in the wild.

Leeds photo daily - Paul said...

Great photo Lois.
Sadly the wild in most places is no longer truly wild.

Hilda said...

That's so sad. We are just killing off too many species with our encroachment on their habitats! I hope your zoos and museum can get the panther's population up again. Though I don't think I'd like to meet one in the wild!

J Bar said...

Very interesting. I knew about mountain lions in North American but I had no idea about panthers.

Lisa Wilson said...

They are big! So sad that they are critically endangered.