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Young Florida Panther Doing Well After Surgery

A nine month old female Florida panther underwent successful surgery for a broken leg. Veterinarians believe she was recently hit by a car and separated from her mother.

The operation, conducted by Dr. Daniel Lewis, a professor of small animal surgery at the University of Florida, lasted nearly three hours.

The young panther is convalescing at the White Oak Conservation Center near Jacksonville before her eventual release back into the wild.

White Oak has rehabilitated and released more than a dozen Florida panthers over the years. Healthy females are especially important in this small population of endangered cats.

To learn more about this panther's surgery, check out the video:




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