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Lowry Park Zoo Welcomes Rescued Panther Kitten

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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

He's such a baby that his kitty eyes are still blue. And there's no word on what his name is, but the folks at Lowry Park Zoo are panther specialists, so they will care for this little guy around the clock until he can eat solids like the meat such big cats are used to. 

This panther kitten is just 4-weeks-old and now tips the scales at 4.1 pounds. When he's big and strong enough, he will be released into Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park where he will live, according to the zoo.  

Lowry Park Zoo provides veterinary care for the state's wild panthers in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).