MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A three-year-old Florida panther died after it was struck by a vehicle.

The male panther’s remains were found Monday in Hendry County on a rural road west of LaBelle

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It’s the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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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.

Biologists estimate roughly 100-160 adult and subadult Florida panthers remain in the wild.

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