FP-145


This female was captured on February 16, 2006 in the Deep Lake Unit. She was in good condition, weighed 64 lbs., and was estimated at 1.5 to 2 years of age. She had not been handled as a kitten at a den, so her lineage was unknown. On June 23, 2006, we marked 3 female kittens at her den (K-208,K-209,K-210). Their father was probably FP-138. This was the first panther den documented in the Deep Lake Unit. We re-collared her on February 25, 2007. She was in excellent condition, weighing 70 lbs. She denned in April of 2007, indicating that the kittens from her June 2006 den did not survive. We marked 3 kittens on April 26, 2007 (K-244,K-245,K-256). Their father was probably FP-133.

K-244,K-245,K-256

Her collar failed on 23 June 2007 due to a programming error and she was not recaptured during the 2008 or 2009 panther capture work. Her collar began functioning again, as programmed, on June 23, 2009. She denned again in February 2010 and we marked 3 kittens, 2 females (K-291 and K-293) and 1 male, (K-292), on February 25, 2010.

K-291

K-292

K-293

FP-154 at her den with K-291, K-292, and K-293


When she was re-collared in February 12, 2011, she was found to have excellent muscle mass, a small amount of fat was present, which seemed consistent with rearing 2 kittens to this age; coat quality very good. Moderate dental (incisor) wear. She weighed 80 lbs.


She denned again in May 2011. On June 9, 2011 we handled male kitten K-337 and two female kittens K-328 and K-339.  They appeared to be 12 days old.




These kittens probably did not survive as she denned again in January 2012.  On February 16, 2012 we handled a female kitten K-346 and two male kittens K-345 and K-357. They appeared to be 24 days old.

K-345, K-346, and K-347


FP-145’s collar failed in late May 2012.

© Ralph Arwood 2017