Abandoned panther making strides

An endangered Florida panter was found during a cold snap in January. He was only about a week old with a very low body temperature and close to death.

With the help of Lowry Park Zoo, biologists and veterinarians, this little guy is making a comeback!

Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples was his first home and then Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Now he's 7 months old and has a permanent home at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

His name is Yuma and he is continuing his fame as an animal ambassador to Florida. Since arriving at the park, Yuma has continued to thrive, gaining weight and strength and is now a healthy panther kitten.

Visit the park and see Yuma yourself!

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