There aren't many of these tawny animals left. Some people think there may be no more than 100. Unlike other Florida natives such as alligators, which rapidly multiply once people stop making shoes, belts, and purses out of them, panthers require large amount of space, habitat that is incompatible with explosive human population. Another reason the restoration of the Everglades (where most remaining panthers live) is so important.
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