Verity Mathis, mammal collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History, discusses the importance of mammal collections and the significance of the endangered Florida panther specimens within the collection.

The Florida Museum is the repository for a large collection of Florida panther specimens, which can help researchers understand this species over the course of time, and across the state. Most of the museum’s specimens arrived here due to accidental deaths in the wild or as roadkill.

This video is part of the University of Florida’s Explore Research program. Video produced by Cheyenne Hoover.

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