Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo deserves so many high fives for rescuing a cute abandoned Florida panther kitten.
The pretty little kitty was rescued at Florida's Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The poor baby was found abandoned, non-responsive, with a seriously low body temperature.
The one-pound baby would have absolutely died if the biologists who found him didn't intervene.
He was quickly taken to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida where they brought him back from the brink of death.
The little baby was abandoned at such a young age he didn't learn the necessary skills to survive in the wild so he's going to be raised at a zoo.
Manager of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge said:
"This kitten exemplifies how joint efforts of the FWC, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners are helping recover imperiled species in Florida. We are certainly pulling for him and hope he leads a long, healthy life."
We hope he leads a long and healthy life too!
And we know he will because of all the help from the good scientists of Florida! Way to go!!
Check out the video (below) for some serious panther cuteness!
[Image via Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.]
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