Save the Florida Panther Day is Saturday, March 18

Saturday, March 18 is Save the Florida Panther Day, it’s a day to remember the endangered state animal of Florida needs our help to thrive in Southwest Florida.

WINK News spoke with Florida Panther and conservation experts to learn how to help protect the endangered species.

Deanna Deppen, the executive director of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples gave WINK News a very close look at Cimarron, the Florida Panther housed at the sanctuary.

Cimarron arrived at Shy Wolf Sanctuary in late 2010. He is an apex predator in Southwest Florida that can weigh up to 160 pounds with a jaw so strong they pulverize bone.

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