How much do panthers weigh?


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Average male panthers weigh between 130 and 160 pounds, and average female panthers weigh between 70 and 100 pounds. Panthers in North America are a subspecies of the Puma family that also includes mountain lions and cougars. The animals known as panthers in Asia and Africa are actually leopards.

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Florida panthers live in the Southeastern United States, and they are becoming increasingly rare as their habitat is destroyed by the growing human population. As the panthers are forced to live in smaller areas, they become victims to intraspecific aggression as they seek to protect their territory against other panthers. They are listed as an endangered species, and Wikipedia states that in 2013, there were only 160 Florida Panthers left in the wild.

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