COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Fish and Wildlife officers took to Fb Friday to element a contented reunion within the wild that came about earlier this yr.
“In March, FWC employees had been notified of a 4-month-old panther kitten in Collier County that had been separated from its mom,” the put up reads.
The kitten was taken to Naples Zoo for a well being evaluation whereas FWC officers used a towel with the kitten’s scent to mark trails close to the place it was positioned in an try to search out the mom.
It took three makes an attempt, however officers had been lastly capable of reunite the mom and the feminine kitten, and the glad second was caught on night time imaginative and prescient cameras.
FWC mentioned the pair proceed to thrive and have even been seen on cameras once more a number of weeks after their reunion.
FWC mentioned the kitten’s expandable collar will quickly drop off and after that, biologists hope to proceed monitoring their progress with assistance from path cameras.
FWC particulars panther kitten reunion
Friday additionally occurs to be Endangered Species Day, and Florida panthers are federally listed as endangered.
In line with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida panthers are the final subspecies of Puma nonetheless surviving within the jap U.S.
Florida panthers are critically endangered; 13 of the final 14 panther deaths recorded within the state have been linked to autos in Southwest Florida.