Re(3): New Female Disperser Evidence Continued IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on June 2, 2015 at 05:00:37 PM by Helen
There is very little actual evidence in Ontario or Quebec. The estimates are based on sightings. We have learned that sightings alone cannot be used to estimate populations. In his report published in 2011, Rick Rosatte recognized 21 Class 1 pieces of evidence between 1991 and 2010. That's a pitiful tally considering the size of the province.
We are also hoping and praying that female Florida panthers will start crossing the Caloosahatchee River into central Florida. Even better, that panthers are reintroduced into the Okefenokee ecosystem on the Georgia-Florida border. From there, cougars/panthers could conceivably recolonize the East. Replies: