Photo of the Day: Florida panther bolts from a holding box

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A Florida panther rescued as a kitten is released as an adult into the wild. Fitted with a tracking collar, she bolts from the holding box, ready to start her new life as a wild cat. Florida Fish and Wildlife writes, "FWC released a female Florida panther that had been rescued as a kitten in 2011. Biologists from FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) released her on 1-31-13 at the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County."

More photos from her release can be viewed here.

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