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US: Man has rare sighting of endangered Florida panthers
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It’s quite a stroke of luck to get a glimpse of a Florida Panther in the wild. But how about seeing four more — all at the same time? For one Florida man, that fantasy was as real as it gets.

“I physically was shaking! I was so excited,” Ezra Van recalls in an interview with WFOR-TV in Miami. Van heads out to the Everglades at least once a week because wildlife photography is a hobby. In all his years, he never saw what he found at Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in January.

Endangered Florida panthers are extremely shy and elusive so being able to see so many at one time is unheard of.







The Florida panther is the only confirmed cougar population in the eastern United States, yet it roams only 5 percent of what was its natural habitat. In 1982, the Florida panther was chosen as the Florida state animal.

Humans threaten the Florida panther through poaching and wildlife control measures. Besides predation, the biggest threat to the Florida panther is habitat fragmentation. It was persecuted, and the population reduced to a small area in southern Florida. Now one of the biggest causes of death are collisions with automobiles.



https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/03/05/f...-panthers/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/envir...cle/586609
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