Tag: panther

October 21, 2019

Florida panther genome reveals higher genetic diversity

Bringing in Texas pumas in the mid-’90s reduced Florida panther inbreeding and increased the panther’s genetic diversity threefold, researchers found after sequencing the panther’s genome. The Florida panther (Puma concolor...

August 5, 2019

Florida panther population grows, but gene flow still a concern

Efforts to bolster the only existing population of Florida panthers have been largely successful, but genetic health of the animals will likely remain a concern due to a lack of...

July 12, 2016

Cougar question has possible ESA implications

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the delisting of the Eastern puma, an extinct cougar subspecies. While reviewing the proposal, scientists have suggested that there may have never...