Florida panther http://blog.wlrn.org en Panther Adopted Out By Dying Owner Now At Palm Beach Zoo http://blog.wlrn.org/post/panther-adopted-out-dying-owner-now-palm-beach-zoo <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">It's not unusual to find a Florida panther among the other "big cats" in a typical Florida zoo. &nbsp;But the&nbsp;Palm Beach Zoo's new arrival is one with a poignant history.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:04:21 +0000 Christine DiMattei 24237 at http://blog.wlrn.org Panther Adopted Out By Dying Owner Now At Palm Beach Zoo A Wild Frontier In West Kendall http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wild-frontier-west-kendall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Southwest </span>132nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue was on the edge of Miami in 1972, when </span>Marily<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reyes and her husband Frank moved into their new home just south of Bird Road. Their view across the narrow avenue was elephant grass for six long years.</span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Laura Coburn 23006 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Wild Frontier In West Kendall Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nine-awesome-everglades-animals-aside-alligator <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is there any animal more closely associated with the Everglades than the American alligator? OK, the <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-hunter-its-eerily-quiet-everglades" target="_blank">Burmese python</a> has been the 'glades press "darling" as of late, but invasive, non-natives do not count for the purposes of celebrating the Everglades. While F</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lorida's iconic reptilian king deserves all of the attention it gets, there are plenty of other cool critters that inhabit the Everglades. </span></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12276 at http://blog.wlrn.org Nine Awesome Everglades Animals (Aside From The Alligator) Florida Panther Released In Palm Beach County: VIDEO http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-panther-released-palm-beach-county-video <p>Florida wildlife news often is dominated by loss: <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/algae-bloom-kills-record-number-florida-manatees" target="_blank">record numbers of manatee deaths</a>, an <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/biologists-ask-why-wont-feds-fund-protection-floridas-nearly-extinct-grasshopper-sparrow" target="_blank">endangered species</a> on the brink of extinction, <a href="http://www.player.wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-hunter-its-eerily-quiet-everglades" target="_blank">invasives&nbsp;over-taking entire ecosystems</a>&nbsp;and so on. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11907 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Panther Released In Palm Beach County: VIDEO Despite Release Of Rescued Panther, 2013 Off To A Rough Start For Endangered Florida Panther http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-release-rescued-panther-2013-rough-start-endangered-florida-panther <p></p><p>The upbeat news of a Florida panther's release at the end of January was dampened by confirmation of the recent deaths of two panthers in the wild.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8972 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite Release Of Rescued Panther, 2013 Off To A Rough Start For Endangered Florida Panther The Florida Panther Was Saved By Its Cougar Cousin From Texas, Report Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-panther-was-saved-its-cougar-cousin-texas-report-says <p>Today's Florida&nbsp;panther is struggling for survival, but things could've been much worse, according to a recent report from the University of Florida. Research shows Florida's big cats were given a boost in 1995, when eight female cougars from Texas were brought in to help diversify the ailing Florida population, the <a href="http://www.news-press.com/article/20130128/NEWS01/301280035/Report-Cougars-saved-their-cat-cousins-Florida-panthers?nclick_check=1">News-Press</a> reports.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8477 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Panther Was Saved By Its Cougar Cousin From Texas, Report Says