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Cute video: Abandoned Florida panther kitten thriving at zoo

Remember the tiny Florida panther found abandoned by his mother and brought to the Lowry Park Zoo?

He's thriving and doing well, according to a video released via the city of Tampa's YouTube channel.

The panther was just a week old and near death when he was discovered by biologists of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in mid January.

He weighed just 2.8 pounds when he arrived at the zoo, and is now 9 weeks old, weighs more than 10 pounds and growing every day.

He has graduated from just being bottle fed to eating meat and will soon transition to a permanent home at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park.

Cute video: Abandoned Florida panther kitten thriving at zoo 04/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:27pm]

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