Welcome to the official website of the Florida Panther Project, founded in 1993. While our site is being updated and new information being added, please feel free to call us at (941) 376-2357. We will be happy to update you on upcoming events and current group programs. The Florida Panther Project, Inc. is a non-profit Florida corporation. The goal of the project is to, 1. assist in the recovery of the Florida panther in the wild by purchasing and setting aside natural habitat where the panther can survive, and 2. present educational talks and exhibits to the public. All funding is through voluntary contributions. The Florida panther is currently on the Federally-protected Endangered Species list. Many estimates suggest that there are less than 100 wild panthers in the entire state. These are the last remaining documented cougars in the eastern United States. Large donations should be sent directly to:
Florida Panther Project
c/o SunTrust Bank attn: Jennifer Merrick
5900 Katie Lane
Sarasota, Florida 34232
NEW!! All searches made from "Goodsearch.com"
will result in a donation to our group. This is exciting
stuff, and we'll hear more soon !
(Puma Concolor Cougar....this week, anyway)
Other Names: Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion
Status: Endangered in Florida.
Population: Approximately 100 wild panthers
alive today in Florida. This is actually an increase from their numbers of the past 20-30 years.
Threats: Increasing human development and population growth in Florida has led to habitat loss.
Survival: The Florida panther has an average life span of 6 years in the wild. Chief mortality factors are car / truck collisions and fighting with other panthers.