Rescued panther kitten gets new home at state park

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FLORIDA —

A Florida panther celebrated his move into a permanent home Thursday at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Yuma, a panther kitten, was first discovered by Florida Fish and Wildlife officials in January. They said he was abandoned, dehydrated and barely alive.

He was taken to an animal hospital and rehabilitation center for treatment.

FWC said Yuma won’t be able to live in the wild, but he will serve as an ambassador to his species in his new home.