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Despite recent death Florida panther population remains stable

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Earlier this week fish and wildlife officials found a dead panther near a southwest Florida road. They say the one year old male cat had apparently been hit by a vehicle. As Donna Green-Townsend reports, although the number of panthers killed in 2011 seems high, the state’s panther population is stable:

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About Donna Green-Townsend

Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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