New panther exhibit at Naples Zoo opens this weekend

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NAPLES, Fla.- Residents are anxiously waiting for a new exhibit to open at the Naples Zoo.

WINK News got a preview of the brand new panther exhibit which features a special host.

A 2 1/2 year old panther named Uno is the first injured cat to take advantage of the new facility.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials found him last October. Uno had been shot in the eye and is blind.

He’s only been in his new home since Tuesday, but seems to be adapting very well.

“It’s worked out very well. We were actually able to train him to walk into a crate when we moved him from where he had been living over to his new exhibit without having to immobilize him, so that was nice,” said Director of Animal Programs Liz Harmon.

In December, Uno came to the Naples Zoo from the Tampa Zoo. He’s been in an off-exhibit area so the keepers could train with him.

The new panther exhibit opens to the public Saturday. For more information, click here.

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