What big cats are in Florida?
Florida is home to two predatory big cats: the wild bobcat and the panther. The bobcat, sometimes called the Florida lynx or wildcat, is the smaller of the two, and you’re much more likely to spot it in the wild – or even in your backyard.
Where are jaguars in Florida?
Jaguars have not been found in Florida since Prehistoric times. When Spaniards first discovered Florida, the northern limit of the jaguars range extended into Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Further south, the jaguar was found throughout Mexico, Central, and South America, all the way to northern Argentina.
Are there Jaguars in the US?
In North America, the jaguar ranges from the southern part of the United States in the north, to the southern part of Central America in the south. Recently, jaguars of Mexican origin have been spotted in Arizona.
Are there panthers in Florida?
The Florida panther is the only subspecies of mountain lion that remains in the eastern United States. Today there are only 120 to 130 Florida panthers left in the wild. They are found in southern Florida in swamplands such as Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve.