SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today they will host a Panther Conservation Night on Saturday, Jan. 23 when the Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:00 p.m.
The Florida Panthers Foundation is partnering with Panther conservationists in South Florida to raise awareness and funds to help preserve the Florida panther, an endangered species.
The Florida panther once ranged throughout the southeastern U.S. from Arkansas and Louisiana eastward across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and parts of South Carolina and Tennessee. Now, the Florida panther is one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and only an estimated 100-180 Florida panthers remain in the wild. Fortunately, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge protects over 26,400 acres of panther habitat in Collier County, Florida. While this is a major milestone in panther recovery, there is still a lot of work to be done to expand the population and its habitat in South Florida and beyond.
If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the Florida Panthers on and off the ice, please click HERE to purchase tickets. A portion of the proceeds will help support local conservation efforts. The promo code to purchase PantherConservation.
The Florida Panthers host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. For ticket information call (954) 835-PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral.