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Heritage Village Speaking of History: Cat Tale – The Florida Panther
Hear how the panther became Florida’s official state animal – and nearly went extinct! By 1995, the panther population had dwindled down to fewer than 30, and some scientists thought it had fallen into single digits. Saving the panther required pulling off an unprecedented experiment, aided by a grizzled tracker, an outspoken veterinarian, and a handful of biologists who sometimes had to defy their own agencies to do what was right.
This event is funded through a Florida Humanities Florida Talks Grant, in partnership with Pinellas County Heritage Village.
Date/time: April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented By:Craig Pittman, Journalist, Author