Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


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What’s Here?

Explore a timeline of the panther's history from European settlement to the present.

How many panthers were in Florida when Europeans arrived?

What is the relationship between the panther and its main prey items, white-tailed deer and wild hog?

How did the new settlers perceive the panther?

When did efforts begin to save the panther from extinction?

What plans are being made to ensure its future?

Can the panther survive in a state with 15 million people?

Discover what has lead to the panther's threat of extinction and the efforts to save it along a timeline from 1500-present.

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