The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is proud to announce its inaugural “Save the Panther 5k” race, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance, on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. The starting line will begin in the Zoo’s front parking lot, wind through Dreher Park, and entering the Zoo on the west side. The running path will pass by the Wallaby Viewing Station, fennec fox and ocelots exhibits, Siamang Island and more on the way to the finish line in the Fountain Plaza. Mira, the Zoo’s new Florida Panther, will be moving from quarantine quarters to the panther exhibit in a holding yard during the final week of race registration, leading up to an official public debut during a special “Panther Talk” at 9:45 a.m. after the race finishes. A soft launch of her adjusting to the holding yard, in which she will be able to see and smell Micco, the Zoo’s resident panther ambassador, will allow her comfort level to grow.