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Endangered panther struck and killed by vehicle

An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It's the 16th fatal collision this year, out o...

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 8:55 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2018 8:55 PM

An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It's the 16th fatal collision this year, out of 18 total panther deaths.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says that the remains of the 4-year-old male were collected Saturday in Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County.

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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