This panther kitten rehabbing is your Monday cure

panther kitten in florida

FWC PHOTO BY CARLI SEGELSON

Today, the Lowry Park Zoo released a new video showing a month-old Florida panther kitten in good, healthy condition.

The endangered kitten was admitted to the zoo late last week, after being found suffering from hypothermia and hypoglycemia and nearly dead at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. He was found when biologists were conducting research.

Apparently, around that week, south Florida experience an odd cold snap, with temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s. That’s pretty cold.

Before coming to the zoo, he was taken to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples where they performed life-saving measures.

The kitten will be released to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park when he’s about 8-weeks old and considered healthy again. Since his species, Florida panther (subspecies of the cougar), is a disappearing breed, protecting this kitten’s life is very important.

Watch the above video several times, depending on how much animal cuteness and inspiration you need to recover from Monday.

Source: Tampa Bay Times, NY Daily News

 

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