A Florida panther (Felis concolor coryi) is one the endangered species found on White Oak that was established by the late Howard Gilman, then acquired by TWF Conservation.
Since 1986, White Oak has rehabilitated and released 19 sick or injured Florida panthers. In 2018, White Oak rehabilitated and released a panther family back in the wild together for the first time.
The panthers at White Oak are kept in large naturalistic enclosures and have very little interaction with people in order to maintain their wildness and natural instincts.
Recovery efforts to save the endangered panther, which numbered at one time around 40 has grown to 200.
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