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Florida Panther Kitten | by MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife
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Florida Panther Kitten

Congratulations, Florida… it’s a panther kitten!

An orphaned female panther kitten rescued by the FWC in 2011 now has a kitten of her own! The now 2-year-old panther, raised in captivity with her brother, became pregnant just 23 days after her release in January. Our panther biologists were able to track her movements with her special collar, and found her single female kitten nestled amongst a tangle of wax myrtle stems in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park on Saturday. The kitten is about 30 days old, weighs 3.5 pounds and appears healthy. So we decided to throw a panther baby shower! Consider giving your family and friends the gift of a Florida panther license plate today, and congratulate them on the new addition to their state’s wildlife family. The birth of this kitten completes the cycle. This is a great example of a rescue, rehabilitation, release and finally reproduction in the wild. When you buy a panther plate, the proceeds go toward panther conservation efforts like this rescue/release. Join the baby panther shower; buy a panther plate today on

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Taken on June 22, 2013