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Humans vs Florida Panther

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Michaelstone428. Florida Panther Kittens at White Oak. Digital image. Wikimedia. N.p., 5 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

Facts about the Florida Panther:

  • In Cherokee "panther" means "lord of the forest."
  • The panther can leap more than 15 feet.
  • The panther can run 35 mph.
  • As of 2011 only 100-120 Florida Panthers remained in the United States.
  • Urban sprawl has shrunk the range of the Florida Panther to approximately one-tenth its original size.

To evaluate the impact that people have on the Florida Panthers, a human geographer would most likely ____________.

A

Investigate Cherokee patterns of hunting Florida Panthers for food.

B

Promote ecotourism as a means of rebuilding the Florida Panther populations.

C

Research the impact natural disasters have had on Florida panthers' natural habitats.

D

Compare the changes in population density with the decline of Florida panthers.

E

Study other endangered and extinct species to devise solutions that will save the Florida Panthers.