Florida panther kittens seen on video for wildlife study
One, two, three. All together, now: Awwwww.
The Florida Wildlife Federation nonprofit posted a beyond adorable video of a Florida panther kitten scampering through the woods in Hendry County, on Wednesday. It hears a noise and then runs out of view.
Another grainier, darker video on its Twitter page shows an adult panther pass the camera, with its babies in tow.
“Must see footage!” reads the caption.
The video is from a wildlife camera funded by FWF, which is currently conducting a study evaluating panther movement in Southwest Florida and has several similar cams set up in Lee County. The study will help determine the best locations for potential wildlife crossings across the roadways, Meredith Budd, the Southwest Florida field representative tells the Miami Herald.
The public can help continue panther protection work by donating to the cause.
In 1967, the Department of the Interior listed the Florida panther, also known as puma, cougar and mountain lion, as an endangered subspecies.