THE ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER by Margaret Goff Clark

THE ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER

Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A depiction of efforts to study and protect a subspecies of cougar that inhabits remote areas of the Everglades--a subspecies decimated by loss of range, pollution, and automobiles: fewer than 50 Florida panthers remain in the wild. Colorful photos show the panthers in a captive breeding program and naturalists tracking, capturing, and attaching radio collars to the dun-colored cats. Public awareness and support for conservation measures are stressed--for example, when it was determined that a great many panthers were killed crossing ``Alligator Alley'' (an Everglades roadway), a new road was designed with underpasses to protect wildlife from traffic. Clark's writing is sometimes awkward and choppy, but the firsthand accounts from scientists and attractive photos make this a good choice. List of ``Florida Panther Milestones''; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-525-65114-4
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1993