Two, four-month-old panther kittens were found dead Sunday after apparently being struck by cars.
The body of a Florida panther was found on I-75 in Lee County near Ft. Myers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the three year old panther died after it was struck by a vehicle.
Another endangered panther, the fifth this year, was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.
The remains of what appears to be a four-year-old Florida panther is being sent off to Gainesville where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death—but it appears the endangered panther was hit by a car or truck.
The body of a 4-year-old Florida Panther has been found dead in Broward County.
A young panther was found dead, apparently struck and killed by a vehicle, in rural Collier County. This is the third panther death of 2014.
The Florida panther is one of the most endangered animals in the world, which is why state and federal wildlife officials are now offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the suspicious death of an endangered Florida panther.