An origami panther is helping to raise awareness of the Everglades ecosystem in Boynton Beach

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - There's a Florida panther lurking around the Boynton Beach library! A paper one that is!

It's made of more than 3,000 sheets of used paper. The life size, 60 pound origami Florida panther is on display to help bring awareness to the Everglades ecosystem.

"We have several books on the Florida panther and they are all checked out," says Craig Clark, the Boynton Beach Library Director. "So it does get kids excited about learning, about it and encourages them to read."

The panther is part of a social art project called 'Origami Everglades." The project helps bring the community together and raise awareness to conservation efforts in the Everglades.

The panther origami will be on display through May at the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach libraries.