April 24, 2014

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Florida's quote of the day

| 4/11/2013

"These guys would go right for your jugular."

-- Danielle Lucas, one of four Gatorland animal trainers assigned to Panther Springs

The newest residents of Gatorland are warm-blooded and furry. Neiko and Lucy, a brother-sister pair of Florida panthers, have moved into a new habitat dubbed Panther Springs.

The 7-year-old big cats moved in early this week and are getting accustomed to their new environment, a 2,000-square-foot area shaded by cypress trees with a pond, platforms to climb and nap upon, and grass on which to stretch. Their ears perk up when they hear the bellows of neighboring alligators.

Gatorland guests can observe the panthers up-close through a wall of glass on one side or, from a slight distance, through wire netting on one end.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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