California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) says the name of its national park will no more be used to describe it, in a statement issued Monday.
The department said the name Panther Bay will be changed to “The Lost City of Panther.”
The department also said the park will continue to honor the legacy of “Pantsher” in its name.
Panthers are a member of the bear family and the state’s largest species of bear.
The agency said the state was “committed to protecting the identity and uniqueness of the park and its iconic landscape.”
The park, home to more than 200 species of bears, has long been a symbol of diversity in the region, as well as the California heartland.
It is one of the largest national parks in the U.S., with more than 5 million acres.