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Florida panther

By rgg
Taken at the Davie animal refuge.
Florida panthers are spotted at birth and typically have blue eyes. As the panther grows the spots fade and the coat becomes completely tan while the eyes typically take on a yellow hue. The panther's underbelly is a creamy white, with black tips on the tail and ears. Florida panthers lack the ability to roar, and instead make distinct sounds that include whistles, chirps, growls, hisses, and purrs. Florida panthers are mid-sized for the species, being smaller than cougars from Northern and Southern climes but larger than cougars from the neotropics. Adult female Florida panthers weigh 2945.5 kg (64100 lb) whereas the larger males weigh 45.572 kg (100159 lb). Total length is from 1.8 to 2.2 m (5.9 to 7.2 ft) and shoulder height is 6070 cm (2428 in).[8][9] Male panthers, on average, are 9.4% longer and 33.2% heavier than females. This is because males grow at a faster rate than females and for a longer amount of time.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Panther Cugar Florida panther

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Comments


PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
18 Feb 2015 5:13AM
very brilliant.. your captures are really special.. adding your own sense of beauty in each one..
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
18 Feb 2015 5:13AM
Love those eyes...a great shot
kirkoid 10 1 England
18 Feb 2015 6:08AM
Excellent detailed portrait capture.
Dave
what a superb shot, stunning panther portrait. such stunning crystal eyes! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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IainHamer Plus
16 23 5 England
18 Feb 2015 8:27AM
Lovely image well exposed and framed

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Iain
Eastlands 11 760 4 Northern Ireland
18 Feb 2015 9:22AM
Wonderful image, great eyes, John.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Feb 2015 10:17AM
Perfect portrait Richard, a rarity to see in the wild Sad
Ron
18 Feb 2015 10:21AM
Excellent detailed portrait shot.
Jim
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 10:36AM
A magnificent looking cat and a wonderful portrait.
Peter.
18 Feb 2015 10:51AM
Super shot of super cat, well takenGrin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 11:47AM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by a quite stunning portrait. The eyes are something very special.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Richsr 14 91 223 England
18 Feb 2015 2:07PM
Great eyes and like the pose and fur colours too.
a fine portrait image
Regards
Richard
18 Feb 2015 4:33PM
Super close up portrait image with great eyes Grin
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2015 11:49AM
Those eyes penetrate the soul... Wow!
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