Description and Range

 Panther Release

Florida panthers and bobcats are the only two wild cats found in Florida and panthers are by far the larger of the two.  This section describes what panthers look like, compares them to their western counterparts, shows where panthers formerly and currently live and describes their evolutionary history.



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The Hunter Safety Mentoring exemption encourages experienced hunters to teach novice hunters about safety, ethics, wildlife, hunting skills and respect for Florida's outdoors.

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