Florida panthers are the larger of Florida’s two native cat species (panthers and bobcats). Although most panthers are found south of Lake Okeechobee, they have been documented throughout the peninsula and even into Georgia. Female panthers have only been documented in south Florida so that is where all known breeding occurs. Panthers are listed as an Endangered Species under the Endangered Species Act. There are approximately 120-230 adult panthers in the population.
Report Panther Sightings
If you see a Florida panther and can collect evidence such as pictures of the animal or its tracks, please share your panther sightings with FWC.