More of our state’s panthers have been killed on roadways than ever before this year. And when it’s a female, that often means orphaned kittens. And every year, this endangered species also suffer injuries that require biologists and veterinarians to step in and help.
Up to this point, however, much of that care involved transporting cats from Collier County to Central or Northern Florida – requiring a sick or wounded cat to endure long hours of transport. You can help us change that in 2015 by donating today.
A Local Solution for Our Local Cats
We are planning a new Florida panther habitat to open in 2015 which can both provide a lifelong solution for a panther that can no longer survive in the wild as well as provide temporary care for injured cats that just need a few hours or few days of recovery time. Designed in cooperation with US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this new facility along with a new veterinary clinic and full-time veterinarian will make a profound difference.
Of course, none of this would be possible without your help because the Naples Zoo is 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and, unlike many zoos, does not receive any subsidies from the city, county or state. Your support ensures the highest quality of care for our animals, allows the zoo to find new ways to delight and educate our visitors, and support our key conservation programs. Without you, there is no zoo.