MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A fifth endangered Florida panther has died this year after being struck by a vehicle.
Out of six panther deaths, only one is not related to a vehicular collision, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.READ MORE: South Florida Caravan Heads To DC To Ask US Government To End Cuba’s Communist Regime
The remains of the 1-year-old male panther were found Monday in Collier County on a rural road northwest of Immokalee, wildlife officials said.READ MORE: Historic Little Havana House Goes Up In Flames
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.
Officials say there are about 230 Florida panthers remaining in the wild.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Finds Burnt Body After Responding To Fire On Railroad Tracks
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