Mysterious Illness Threatening Florida’s Panthers | NBC Nightly News

Mysterious Illness Threatening Florida’s Panthers | NBC Nightly News


COORDINATION AND DRAGGING THEMSELVES ON THE GROUND. DRAGGING THEMSELVES ON THE GROUND. HERE’S KERRY SANDERS. THE GROUND. HERE’S KERRY SANDERS.>>Reporter: THE RARE HERE’S KERRY SANDERS.>>Reporter: THE RARE FLORIDA PANTHER, ONE>>Reporter: THE RARE FLORIDA PANTHER, ONE OF NATURE’S MOST FLORIDA PANTHER, ONE OF NATURE’S MOST GRACEFUL AND ATHLETIC OF NATURE’S MOST GRACEFUL AND ATHLETIC CREATURES LAID LOW BY GRACEFUL AND ATHLETIC CREATURES LAID LOW BY A MYSTERIOUS THREAT. CREATURES LAID LOW BY A MYSTERIOUS THREAT. FLORIDA’S FISH AND A MYSTERIOUS THREAT. FLORIDA’S FISH AND WILD LIFE AGENCY FLORIDA’S FISH AND WILD LIFE AGENCY SHOWING THIS PICTURE WILD LIFE AGENCY SHOWING THIS PICTURE OF A PANTHER AND BOB SHOWING THIS PICTURE OF A PANTHER AND BOB CAT STRUGGLING TO OF A PANTHER AND BOB CAT STRUGGLING TO FALL, THEIR HIND LEGS CAT STRUGGLING TO FALL, THEIR HIND LEGS VIRTUALLY USELESS. FALL, THEIR HIND LEGS VIRTUALLY USELESS. AUTHORITIES HAVE VIRTUALLY USELESS. AUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED TWO CASES OF AUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED TWO CASES OF NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE TO CONFIRMED TWO CASES OF NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE TO THESE BIG CATS. NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE TO THESE BIG CATS. TRAIL CAMERAS SHOW AT THESE BIG CATS. TRAIL CAMERAS SHOW AT LEAST NINE OTHERS, TRAIL CAMERAS SHOW AT LEAST NINE OTHERS, MOSTLY KITTENS WITH LEAST NINE OTHERS, MOSTLY KITTENS WITH SIMILAR SYMPTOMS. MOSTLY KITTENS WITH SIMILAR SYMPTOMS. WITH FEWER THAN 200 IN SIMILAR SYMPTOMS. WITH FEWER THAN 200 IN THE WILD, THEY’RE WITH FEWER THAN 200 IN THE WILD, THEY’RE PROTECTED BY THE THE WILD, THEY’RE PROTECTED BY THE ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTED BY THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. BIOLOGISTS HAVE YET TO ACT. BIOLOGISTS HAVE YET TO DETERMINE WHAT’S BIOLOGISTS HAVE YET TO DETERMINE WHAT’S CRIPPLING THE CAT. DETERMINE WHAT’S CRIPPLING THE CAT. EXPERTS ARE TESTING CRIPPLING THE CAT. EXPERTS ARE TESTING FOR TOXINS AS WELL AS EXPERTS ARE TESTING FOR TOXINS AS WELL AS INFECTIOUS DISEASES. FOR TOXINS AS WELL AS INFECTIOUS DISEASES.>>UNTIL THEY’RE ABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASES.>>UNTIL THEY’RE ABLE TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON>>UNTIL THEY’RE ABLE TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON ANIMAL, I DON’T KNOW TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON ANIMAL, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’LL BE ABLE TO ANIMAL, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’LL BE ABLE TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. IF THEY’LL BE ABLE TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.>>Reporter: STATE KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.>>Reporter: STATE OFFICIALS ARE ASKING>>Reporter: STATE OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP, OFFICIALS ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP, HOPING MORE FOOTAGE

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  1. They could be contracting hepatitis from the feral monkeys that are in the Everglades. They most likely are getting hepatitis c from monkeys

  2. I wonder if cyanobacteria or issues with our water is the reason for this. I know some dogs have died in the water. Blue algae, red tide?

  3. Nice! The less of these predators th ebetter. I hop they all go exrtince by tom orrow morning at 8 AM. thanks yous!!!!

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