The Florida Panther Festival, Nov.15 celebrates the highly endangered animal and offers you some unusual opportunities to experience panther habitat.
Post Tagged with: "Florida panther"
The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.
You can take a slog through the swamp to see native orchids, a buggy tour through cypress swamp or a guided bird walk or plant identification walk. All the events are free.
The wildlife experts who monitor Florida Panthers try to keep a clinical tone in discussing them. They don’t name them, referring to them instead by number — K322, for example, was a kitten born this spring. But their field notes can’t mask the deep feelings stirred by working with these endangered animals, and K322 is a panther kitten they will remember.