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Most of the comments on the articles below lambaste the hunter for killing the panther.  But he made no secret of the kill, and initially the Georgia DNR had no plans to prosecute him, believing the cougar was a former captive. In Florida, rewards of up to $5000 are being offered for information leading to [...]

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To learn more about this panther, which traveled at least 575 miles from his birthplace in southern Florida, read our past newsletters: November 2008, Page 13 – http://www.easterncougar.org/newltr_pdf/ecfnew_nov08.pdf; March 2009, Pages 5- 6 – http://www.easterncougar.org/newltr_pdf/ecfnew_march09.pdf; and July 2010, Pages 4-5 – http://www.easterncougar.org/newltr_pdf/crfnew_July10.pdf   http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/newnan-man-sentenced-for-1137727.html   Newnan man sentenced for killing endangered panther By Bill Rankin The [...]

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For Immediate Release, March 2, 2011 Contact:          Michael Robinson, (575) 534-0360 Eastern Cougar Declared Officially Extinct; Florida Panther Still Has a Chance If Reintroduced to Okefenokee Silver City, N.M.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today declared the eastern cougar, a subspecies of the puma or mountain lion, extinct following a status review that [...]

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http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/earthonline/endangered-earth-online-no552.html#one Endangered Earth Online: The Weekly Newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity Petition Seeks Panther Reintroduction in Florida, Georgia To help save the Southeast’s most majestic, endangered — and only remaining — large wild feline, the Center for Biological Diversity and allies have petitioned to reintroduce Florida panthers to the greater Okefenokee ecosystem in [...]

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The Cougar Rewilding Foundation, with the Center for Biological Diversity and the Florida Panther Society, ask the Department of the Interior to reintroduce panthers to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2011/Florida-panther_02-10-2011.html For Immediate Release, February 10, 2011 Contacts: Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, (575) 534-0360 Christopher Spatz, Cougar Rewilding Foundation, (845) 658-9889 Stephen L. Williams, [...]

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The Florida panther is a subspecies (Puma concolor coryi) or distinct population segment (DPS) of the cougar.  Panthers tend to be smaller than cougars in the northwestern US and to have a slight “Roman nose” profile, but they cannot be distinguished in the field.  This is the first time that a panther has traveled so far [...]

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http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/06/na-slain-panthers-ga-trip-a-rarity-officials-say/news-breaking/ TAMPA – A DNA test recently confirmed that a big cat killed in November in western Georgia was a Florida panther, but biologists say it doesn’t mean the endangered animals are expanding their range. Biologists say the estimated 100 to 120 panthers live almost exclusively in southern Florida and there’s no evidence they are [...]

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The Eastern Cougar Foundation has additional information on the DNA analysis that leaves little doubt that the panther was born in the wild in southern Florida. You will find a complete report in the September issue of our newsletter. http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/16/pav_544561.shtml AugustaChronicle.com Survey reveals that lack of lodging at lake hurts By Rob Pavey| Outdoors Editor [...]

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