|The "Florida panther" is also called puma, cougar, mountain lion, and catamount. In Florida, however,
maybe we should call him "Tex". Yes, the Florida panther is more than 50% "Texan", according to a report* commissioned by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission earlier this year. We have been unable to determine whether the state of Texas is
current on its paternity payments; these cats aren't cheap to keep.
*An Assessment of the Genetic Heritage of Three South Florida Panthers, Warren E. Johnson, Jennifer Troyer, Anne Schmidt-Küntzel, Meredith Brown, and Stephen J. O'Brien (Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute), May 24, 2004.
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