MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Two, four-month-old panther kittens were found dead Sunday after apparently being struck by cars.
The first panther kitten was found Sunday morning, the second was found hours later.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Temps In The 30s This Weekend
The latest kitten found was a four-month-old un-collared panther. It was located on Immokalee Road near the intersection of Krape Road.
It appeared the panther was struck by a vehicle.
Because the small panther had been run-over numerous times, officials were not able to determine a sex of the animal.
Earlier in the day, a female sibling of the young panther was found hit by a vehicle at Immokalee Road and Wildwood Boulevard.
The remains of the panthers will be sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Gainesville lab for necropsy.READ MORE: Possibility Of New Surfside Building Has Residents Worried
The deaths bring the total number of panthers killed in 2014 to 16.
Florida panthers are endangered.
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