Opening Summer 2015, Naples Zoo’s Florida Panther exhibit will be the new home for Uno. Uno is an approximately 2-year-old male rescued in October by FWC biologists. After surviving a shotgun blast to both the face and hindquarters, the wounded and blinded cat may have been surviving on road kill for up to six weeks before he was found. He quickly received exceptional medical care at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo where he began regaining weight and health. The panther was named Uno as he was the first animal treated in Lowry Park’s new veterinary hospital.
To learn more about the new Florida panther exhibit and the story of Uno, visit: http://napleszoo.org/panther/