UF Vet School Operates on Injured Panther
GAINESVILLE - A young Florida panther was operated on Friday at the University of Florida Vet school.
The 9-month-old female kitten had surgery on her broken right rear leg.
The panther had been recuperating from injuries she suffered last month in Collier County.
Once she is awake from surgery, FWC officers will take her back to White Oak Conservation Center.
Officers think the cat was struck by a vehicle.
The goal is for the panther to completely heal before being released back into the wild.
Scientists say as many as 160 panthers live in the wild, up from as few as 30.
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