There was a record-tying number of panther deaths in 2011, with 25, but officials say the big cat of Florida is still at risk.
There are only 110 to 130 panthers left in Florida, now located solely in the Florida Everglades. And while there have been 121 panther deaths since 2007, scientists believe that the reproduction rates have increased as well.
Now if we can figure out how to decrease the number of deaths, maybe we can get this animal of the Endangered Species List. –Brian McClintock