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Humans vs Florida Panther

Florida Panther Kittens at White Oak

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 ____________.


Investigate Cherokee patterns of hunting Florida Panthers for food.


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


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


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


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