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NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) — Another endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Florida.

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It’s the 15th fatal collision this year, out of 17 total panther deaths.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says that the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Monday near a rural road in Collier County.

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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.

There are approximately 120-230 adult panthers in the population, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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