What is the population of Puma SE?
Puma SE's population is 2,010.
The puma in Florida has been in trouble for years, but hope is now on the horizon. The cats were inbreeding, the genetic diversity was low. So scientists brought in eight female Texas cougars, the closest race of the puma to the Florida race. These produced cubs, and the gene pool may have been changed enough to allow the puma to make a recovery.
As a species, the puma is not endangered, but the Florida subspecies is (Florida panther). The population of this puma dropped into the 20's, and genetic flaws were being noticed due to inbreeding. Biologists introduced eight female Texas cougars, which are very close genetically to the Florida race, and since then, many healthy litters have been reported, and the puma has recovered somewhat to a population of 80 in the Florida region.