Florida Panther Program
Disorder Impacting Panthers and Bobcats
We are working hard to determine the cause of the unknown disorder affecting Florida's wild cats.
Report Panther Sightings
If you see evidence of a Florida panther, please share your panther sightings with us.
Purchase a Panther Plate
Your donation goes directly to supporting the research and management of Florida panthers.
Panther Research and Monitoring
Our biologists use many tools to aid in the recovery and conservation of Florida panthers.
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 and it is illegal to harm or harass them in any way. There are approximately 120-230 adult panthers in the population.
See regular updates about documented panther births, deaths and depredations.
When you purchase a panther license plate, your donation goes directly to supporting the research and management of Florida panthers.