Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
And now for the most awwwwwwww look it the little baby! news item you'll read pretty much for the rest of your life. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that biologists working at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge found and rescued a panther kitten that was ne ... More >>
The South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction & Conservation (SEZARC) is "asking the public to lend a hand to their sperm collecting efforts," it announced yesterday. "Every day, all throughout the animal world, millions of sperm are going to waste, swimming their way to fruitless oblivion. This sp ... More >>
If you live in the Tampa area, you may not want to answer your door if someone rings the bell and says it's a candygram for you. Because it actually very well may be a lion. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is saying that a lion has escaped the Survival Outreach Sanctuary in Spring Hill and is cur ... More >>
A panther is roaming a southwest Florida neighborhood and may be responsible for the disappearance of one dog and the death of another. But the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has ceased efforts to capture it, which has some residents a little peeved. Residents of the Golden Gate Estates say t ... More >>
The Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs is soon going to be closing its doors. There have been some communication with potential buyers to keep the zoo open, but so far things are just in the talking-stage. But one Florida man had a better idea. Why not just saw through the gate in the ... More >>
For the first time, an endangered Florida Panther has been released into Palm Beach County. Not to worry. The wild cat won't be roaming the strip malls or come knocking on your door looking to borrow a cup of sugar. The 120-pound panther was released into the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area, ... More >>
Over the last year we've kept you clued in on the fate of the Florida panthers, the big cats that have been showing up dead at a surprising rate. Thanks to a number of factors, the frequency of dead members of the endangered species was so troubling Florida was close to breaking the record. Unfortun ... More >>
Turns out that male Florida panthers think female Texas pumas are kinda hot, because the once-endangered cat's population has been buoyed thanks to mating with those Texas felines.Back in 1995, eight female pumas were brought to Florida from Texas by wildlife officials, in hopes that mating with the ... More >>
See also "Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panther"Some lawsuits make you want to punch mankind's collective crotch and pray to the gods that the Mayans are right about the whole 2012 thing. Case in point: Kenneth Nolan filed a suit in Broward County Court seeking $15,000 from th ... More >>
A wild bobcat was spotted roaming the streets of a gated community in Boynton Beach recently.Stories of a bobcat walking around the neighborhood had been circulating for some time, but amateur photographer Thelma Myerson actually ran into it one sunny afternoon and took a picture of it.The cat stopp ... More >>
Hunters and environmentalists are clashing over a plan that would open the last unhunted section of Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades to hunting. Opponents argue that a man-made reduction in the white-tailed deer population would reduce a primary food source for the region's dwindli ... More >>
Bitten on the set of a Rick Ross video, Mark McCarthy now squares off against animal activists.
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A local painter tries to make a fast buck for the fast cats
Big, dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Turns out the Florida panther has a taste for deer kept on the Seminoles' hunting preserve. Now the tribe wants payback.
Money from Florida's best-selling license plate was supposed to help protect the panther. Instead it's going for swamp buggies and butterfly gardens.