Reward Fund

Florida Wildlife Federation is asking for donations to establish a $5,000 Wildlife Reward Fund to have cash readily available to offer a reward or contribute to a reward for information that leads to a conviction of individuals who wantonly injure or intentionally kill Florida panthers.

Last October, this Florida panther, now named Uno, was found wandering Immokalee Road in Collier County emaciated and blinded by shotgun wounds to his face. He was also injured in the hindquarters. Uno was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after a good citizen reported his condition and location. Biologists concluded that Uno was barely surviving on sniffing down roadkill. Uno now lives at the Naples Zoo and is adjusting well to captivity. Read more and view video of Uno at

uno the panther
Uno - Photo Courtesy of Naples Zoo

Another panther was not as lucky as Uno. This March a dead panther was retrieved along Immokalee Road, Collier County, in the same vicinity where Uno was rescued. The necropsy revealed the panther was killed by a gunshot. There were no signs of death due to collision with a vehicle.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently established a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. Florida Wildlife Federation would like to add to that reward fund.

Please consider a donation to the Florida Wildlife Federation earmarked “Reward Fund.” Any amount is appreciated and every dollar makes a difference.

Send checks to Florida Wildlife Federation, PO Box 6870, Tallahassee, Florida 32314 or click below to donate.

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