IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the fifth fatal collision this year, out of seven total panther deaths.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 7-month-old male panther were found Sunday in Collier County, northwest of Immokalee.
Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
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