|UNESCO #79 - Florida Panther, Everglades National Park - FL - USA|
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Everglades - FL - USA - UNESCO #79
The cute pussycat in the photo is one of the beautiful specimens of the endangered Florida Panther (a smaller subspecies of the western mountain lion) - they're highly protected because nowadays there are only 30 remaining in all the Everglades National Park. According to the sender, that lives in Florida and has been to this Park several times, they often get to close to cars and the roads in the Everglades are filled with "warning: panthers crossing" signs! Thank you very much Claudia for this awesome card and your nice message and stamps. This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
Everglades National Park is the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent. Its juncture at the interface of temperate and sub-tropical America, fresh and brackish water, shallow bays and deeper coastal waters creates a complex of habitats supporting a high diversity of flora and fauna. It contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere, the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie and the most significant breeding ground for wading birds in North America.