NEAR NAPLES, Fla. - Wildlife experts rescued a badly injured Florida Panther kitten on Monday.
The panther, which is believed to be about 9-months old, was caught in Southwest Florida.
Florida Fish & Wildlife veterinarians responded after someone called to report they saw the female panther kitten dragging her rear leg.
They believe the panther was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg, broken ribs, and a bruised lung.
Surgeons at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida placed a steal plate in the cat's leg to mend the bone together.
"We are pleased with what appears to be a successful surgery with no complications," said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader.
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