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Panthers prey on ranchers' calves, but amount varies

July 31, 2014

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Study looked at panther behavior at two Florida cattle ranches, confirmed calf predation as a problem. The Florida panther nearly died out, with an estimated population thinning to just 20 to 25 panthers by 1995, with conservation efforts helping the cat's numbers grow to an estimated 100 to 160 by 2012. But the panthers' comeback has not always been helpful to cattle ranchers.

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