WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) -- A 12-year-old Florida Panther named Mirasol will go on exhibit at the Palm Beach Zoo.
A Zoo board member and her husband named Mirasol, meaning "sunflower.
Until October, Mira lived at the South Florida Wildlife rehabilitation Center. It closed after its founder was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which sought placement of the animals living at his shelter.
Zookeepers say Mira is doing well and is in great condition, considering her age. She has a spinal curvature that makes her less flexible. The staff is working with her to build muscle and increase flexibility.
About Florida Panthers
The Palm Beach Zoo is a located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.