The Florida panther need lots of room! An individual male Florida panther’s territory averages 200 square miles, or about 1/7th the area of Rhode Island, our smallest state. The average female territory is 75 square miles.
The range of the Florida has dwindle to less than 5% of its historic range.
The remaining Florida panther habitat is a mixture of public and private land.
Websites of Property Where the Florida Panther Roams
- Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
- 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge
- Big Cypress National Preserve
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- CREW Land & Water Trust
- Collier Seminole State Park
- Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Picayune Strand State Forest
- Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
- Everglades National Park
- Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
- Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Mgmt. Area
- Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Mgmt. Area
- Privately Owned Lands
- Miccosukee Reservation Areas
- Seminole Big Cypress Reservation
- Conservation Collier
- Lee County Conservation 20/20
- Interactive map at Florida Natural Areas Inventory – This website gives an overview and information on Public Lands in Florida using Google Maps
For more information on territories of Florida panthers see FLORIDA PANTHER (Puma concolor coryi) RESEARCH AND MONITORING IN BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL 2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT