Florida Panther Profile
Florida Panthers reclusive so they're rarely seen by people since they live in remote, undeveloped areas. The panther habitat is being affected by urbanization, residential development, road construction, conversion to agriculture, etc. One example is the city of Ave Maria which was built in the middle of panther territory further limiting their safe territory as traffic increases with development. Land-use planning that takes into account the habitat requirements of Florida panthers continues to be a challenge to their recovery.