YULEE, Fla. -- A Florida panther is recuperating after a successful surgery was performed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Veterinarians operated on the 9-month-old's broken right rear leg for a second time Friday.
The female panther originally injured her leg, ribs, and lung during a collision with a vehicle in Collier County in early May.
She had been recovering at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, which is where the second break happened earlier this week.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says complications during recovery are not uncommon with wildlife, and the prognosis for the panther's release back into the wild is still good.
To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone.