Ep. 33 " THE FLORIDA PANTHER" with Becca Bryan

Fur Real with Mark Kyle

May 7 2024 • 39 mins

Picture yourself amidst the lush wilderness of the Florida Everglades. In the midst of this natural wonderland, a breathtaking sight unfolds before your eyes: a magnificent 7-foot-long tan panther, its intense gaze fixated on you. Astonishing, isn't it?

Today, we're diving deep into the enthralling world of Florida's panthers, those elusive and endangered giants of the Sunshine State. Joining us is Becca Bryan, the passionate chair of "The Friends of Florida Panther Refuge," who will regale us with tales of these majestic creatures and the uphill battle to preserve their existence.

Panthers have been an integral part of Florida's landscape for centuries, but their future hangs in the balance as their once-vast territory has dwindled to a mere 5% due to relentless development. It's a sobering reality, but amidst the challenges, there's a glimmer of hope.

So, whether you're a native Floridian or a curious traveler, prepare to be captivated by this episode. Who knows, by the end, you might find yourself planning a pilgrimage to the refuge, eager to catch a glimpse of these awe-inspiring creatures in their natural habitat.

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