Wildlife officials to release panther back into wild

Published On: Mar 04 2014 09:13:21 AM EST
MIAMI, Fla. -

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plan to release an endangered female panther back into the wild Wednesday.

The commission says the young panther was struck by a car.  It was rescued in May as a kitten. 

Wildlife officials say after surgery and rehabilitation time at White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, the panther has made a full recovery.

The commission says the panther came in with a broken leg, rib fractures and bruising around its lungs.

The panther will be released in southeastern Hendry County.

The panther is an endangered species with about 160 in Southern Florida. 


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