The death of 16 rare Florida panthers represents a loss of about 10-percent of the entire species population in just this year.
Another Panther has died in Florida after being hit by a car on Thursday, making it the 16th panther death in the state for 2014.
A 14-month-old Florida panther was found dead Friday–bringing the number of endangered panther deaths for the year up to 15.
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 Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the remains of the four to five year old uncollared male panther were found April 14th.
Another endangered panther, the fifth this year, was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.
The remains of a rare Florida panther found over the weekend in the Big Cypress National Preserve will be turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for evaluation.
Florida Panthers goalie Robert Luongo has left after the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes because of an upper body injury and won’t return to the game.
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.
A young endangered Florida panther that had been struck by a car is ready to be released back into the wild.