Endangered Florida Panther Numbers on the Rise

June 19, 2014 3:51 PM

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Endangered Florida panther numbers are on the rise, state officials announced in a meeting Wednesday, a good sign that conservation efforts are making progress.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists provided an update at the agency's June Commission meeting in Fort Myers regarding Florida panther research and conservation programs. According to their estimates, there currently may be as many as 180 panthers in the wild.

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