Florida panthers, bobcats stricken by mystery nerve disorder

phys.org | 8/21/2019 | Staff
PaMe (Posted by) Level 3
US authorities are investigating a mysterious neurological disorder affecting bobcats and Florida panthers that prevents them from walking normally.

Neurological damage has been confirmed in a panther and a bobcat, and trail cameras have recorded footage of other panthers and bobcats with varying degrees of the condition.

Animals - Degree - Difficulty - Back - Legs

"All the affected animals have exhibited some degree of walking abnormally or difficulty coordinating their back legs," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said. This panther is a kind of North American cougar.

The FWC said it was testing for...
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