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Panther Update


BIG CAT FIELD STORIES

May 2008 -- Can You See the Difference?

Lightly pelaged K264 by Ralph Arwood

K264's sibling, K265 by Ralph Arwood


To soothe our readers' nerves after so many recent panther deaths, Ralph Arwood of Big Cypress National Preserve, provided the above (left) photo of female panther kitten K264 with her unusual light colored pelage. K264 was handled March 4, at Big Cypress and is the offspring of FP151. Above (right), for comparison, is an image of her more traditionally colored sibling, K265. Photos were taken with a Nikon D3; no flash was used.