$15,000 reward in Fla panther deathby Dara Kam | June 9th, 2009
State and federal officials are joining with private organizations to offer a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Florida panther killer.
The panther was shot and killed in Hendry County near the Big Cypress National Preserve. Its body was found on April 21.
Anyone with information about the killing of the Florida panther can call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (239) 561-8144, or can anonymously call the state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission’s toll-free hotline at (888) 404-3922.
There are only about 100 Florida panthers, protected under the federal Endangered Species Act, left. It’s illegal to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or collect them.
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