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Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

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Published on Feb 20, 2014

Video: Day 1 - 1/23/14 - A single male kitten is discovered in the den of FP195. The 7-day-old kitten is cold (hypothermic) and listless and shows signs of hypoglycemia. FWC panther biologists determine the tiny 1-pound kitten will not survive in this state without intervention and that it's best chance for its survival is if they rescue him. The biologists take the kitten to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida (ASH) in Naples, where veterinarians and staff perform life-saving measures.

Day 2 - 1/24/14 - FWC panther biologists visit UCFP205 at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida (ASH) the day after his rescue to assess his condition. UCFP205 improved greatly and was responding as a healthy 7-day-old panther kitten should but still required 24-hour care. Biologists and veterinarians are pleased with the progress the kitten has made and are optimistic about his survival.

Week 2: Biologists and veterinarians are pleased with the progress the kitten has made and are optimistic about his survival.

Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue of this kitten by purchasing a "Protect the Panther" license plate at BuyaPlate.com. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWC's research and management of Florida panthers.
For more information on Florida panthers, visit www.floridapanthernet.org.

Full story: http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2...

See baby pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwcmed...

Want to see a super cute later video? Check out Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofr-Y7...

UPDATE: This baby panther is alive and well. His name is Yuma and he lives at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. See a new video here: http://youtu.be/DYWDMGNsGnY

Our new Flickr set with all of the photos and video from Yuma's first day in his new home is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwcme...

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