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(Science Recorder)   Wildlife researchers find rare panther kitten nearly frozen, nurse him back to health, and oh yes there's an awwwww video   (sciencerecorder.com) divider line 34
    More: Florida, florida, nurses, Big Cypress National Preserve, wildlife  
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2014-02-24 03:18:39 AM  
He's a lot less purple than I was expecting.
 
2014-02-24 08:16:50 AM  
I want one. Could you get me one, please?
 
2014-02-24 08:19:07 AM  
Unfreezing a panther kitten?
60% of the time, it works every time..
 
2014-02-24 08:19:28 AM  
*squeeeeeeee* :D
 
2014-02-24 08:19:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He's a lot less purple than I was expecting.


No no no...pink.
 
2014-02-24 08:22:41 AM  
D'awwww

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2014-02-24 08:25:15 AM  
Strange look in his eyes at the end....
 
2014-02-24 08:30:12 AM  
I laughed at the "Listen for the purr" part of the video. Then I dawwwwed.
 
2014-02-24 08:44:18 AM  

Mister Buttons: D'awwww

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The look: you look tasty.
 
2014-02-24 09:03:55 AM  
There we go, thwarting natural selection again. Which I approve of by the way; Mother Nature's a biatch.
 
2014-02-24 09:19:01 AM  
Kitty!
 
2014-02-24 09:40:36 AM  
Paw pads, purring, milk-face, fierce little roars... SAVE HIM FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
 
2014-02-24 09:57:52 AM  
Approves:

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2014-02-24 10:07:11 AM  
Thought d'awww for starters, wish to see vid sometime soon.  Errorr Occurred it said ...
Park ought be good safe place for little furry guy.
 
2014-02-24 10:10:10 AM  

Mister Buttons: D'awwww

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He looks higher than me in that picture.

/Time to get moar insulin.
 
2014-02-24 10:15:45 AM  
reboot = success w vid!  yay woot purrrrr!
 
2014-02-24 10:38:49 AM  
The natural habitat of the florida panther being country clubs and plastic surgery clinics.
 
2014-02-24 10:49:29 AM  
I see they use the same wonderful video code as farking yahoo does.  dammit so much.  I really would have liked to see that
 
2014-02-24 10:55:58 AM  
Glad they found the little guy, but it's a bummer they can't release him into the wild.  He'll never get to do this.
 
2014-02-24 11:22:35 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He's a lot less purple than I was expecting.


I'd say more of a brownish-gold, Timon.
 
2014-02-24 11:55:29 AM  
What a frozen Florida Panther save might look like:

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2014-02-24 12:06:00 PM  
This makes me happy
 
2014-02-24 12:50:50 PM  
FangQ freetomato for link to vid. Tho hey, cubbie might be able to grab & nom gator in park where he's to live -- wait for it, eh?
 
2014-02-24 01:17:39 PM  
Thought the rare ones where pink.
 
2014-02-24 01:43:53 PM  
I would totally let in live in my cleavage
 
2014-02-24 03:14:15 PM  
Are the kittens eyes OK? They seem cloudy.
 
2014-02-24 04:08:26 PM  

bessyglass: I would totally let in live in my cleavage


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2014-02-24 04:09:26 PM  
The farked up part of this is there's only about a hundred of these left in the wild. Humans have farked things up so badly that this is all there are. The death of only one of them reduces the population by ~1%... if human populations were reduced by that much at the same time we'd have to kill off 72,155,273 (seventy two million, one hundred fifty five thousand, two hundred seventy three) people, all at once.
 
2014-02-24 04:16:06 PM  

boyvoyeur: Are the kittens eyes OK? They seem cloudy.


like a lot of felines they start blue and turn another color as they age. The blue has strange sheen, i.e., normal.
 
2014-02-24 04:37:29 PM  

Speaker2Animals: bessyglass: I would totally let in live in my cleavage

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it live, it.  To keep it warm and for it to feel secure.
 
2014-02-24 07:10:12 PM  

bessyglass: Speaker2Animals: bessyglass: I would totally let in live in my cleavage

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it live, it.  To keep it warm and for it to feel secure.


Hey, why are many Farkers suddenly looking cold and insecure?
 
2014-02-24 10:31:53 PM  
Panthers come thru here alla time. (Fisheating Creek basin)
More around than the FWC admits.

The last one was as big as a Great Dane dog. Snuck right past me and headed for the cow pasture. They are farking beautiful at full speed. Like liquid sunshine.

Yes, I live in the sticks, but not complaining.
 
2014-02-25 07:16:53 AM  

rewind2846: The farked up part of this is there's only about a hundred of these left in the wild. Humans have farked things up so badly that this is all there are. The death of only one of them reduces the population by ~1%... if human populations were reduced by that much at the same time we'd have to kill off 72,155,273 (seventy two million, one hundred fifty five thousand, two hundred seventy three) people, all at once.


We were down to about 50 before we started releasing mountain lions from eastern Texas in Florida for genetic diversity. Had an immediate positive impact on their breeding and were now around 160.

With or without this cub the breeding population is not sustainable without relocation.
 
2014-02-25 07:44:43 AM  
Glad they saved him and glad he will be protected. Maybe he can become part of a captive breeding program. I wouldn't care if all panthers were protected, at least the species would survive. We should have taken in a lot of species sooner, like passenger pigeons and the Carolina parakeet. At least we saved the bison.
 
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