4-years-old Florida panther struck by vehicle dies

An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.

DECLINE OF ENDANGERED WHALES SPECIES SLOWED BUT SPECIES STILL LOSING BREEDING FEMALES TOO QUICKLY

It’s the 23rd panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 25 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The remains of the 4-year-old female panther were found Sunday along a rural road in eastern Collier County, wildlife officials said.

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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.