Panther Adoption Kit

Your adoption supports our work to protect essential habitat, maintain habitat connectivity, and to educate landowners about coexistence.

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Panther Adoption Kit

As low as $25.00
Rapid, unchecked development in Florida has degraded, destroyed, and fragmented Florida panther habitat. Panthers – including kittens and their mothers – must navigate busy roadways and a patchwork of wild lands in order to survive.

Despite the Florida panther’s large size, it is more closely related to small cats like the lynx and even house cats, than to big cats like lions and tigers. Florida panthers once flourished throughout the Southeast, but decades of unchecked development pushed them into a fraction of their historic range. Panthers must navigate busy roadways and a patchwork of wild lands in order to survive. Collisions with motor vehicles are the leading cause of death for panthers at the hands of humans. Beyond these interactions, panthers also face persecution from their human neighbors who are afraid that they pose a risk to cattle and pets.

Your adoption supports our work with state and local officials to protect essential habitat, construct highway underpasses and maintain habitat connectivity, so panthers can move safely across the landscape. It also enables our on-the-ground coexistence efforts.