NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) — Another endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Florida.READ MORE: DEA Issues Public Safety Alert On Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Laced With Fentanyl and Meth
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.READ MORE: Florida's Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Boost This Week
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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