IMMOKALEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Another endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the 13th fatal collision this year, out of 16 total panther deaths.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 6,014 Additional Cases, 132 Deaths Reported Wednesday
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of an uncollared panther were found last week in Hendry County south of Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area.
The sex and age of the animal weren’t known.READ MORE: Woman Charged With Shooting Man In Front Of Daughter At Miami Hooters
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.
Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
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