The Taxonomy of an Florida Panther
By C.J. Garner
What is Taxonomy
The branch of science concerned with classification of different organisms.
Taxonomy of a Florida Panther?
Kingdom: Animalia- Panthers are multicellular and they are eukaryotic organisms and they move on there on.
Phylum: Chordata- They have backbones
Class: Mammalia- Maintains heat
Order: Carnivora- Beast
Family: Feliadae- Family of cats
Genus : Puma- Contains a cougar
Species: P.concolor- Type of cougar and terrestrial mammal in the western hemisphere
Where is a Florida Panther found?
The life of a Florida Panther?
Most Florida Panthers are found in Southern Florida in the Everglades National park.
Florida Panthers are large tan cats there body are covered mainly in tawny-beige fur.
Florida Panthers are usually 6-7 feet long .
They have about a 12 year life span in the wild .
At birth, kittens are born covered in dark spots. they are covered in dark spots . The spots help camouflage the kittens in the forrest debris. As they develop they look more and more like adult panthers. The kittens stay with there mother for about a year and a half then they find there own territory.