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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A two-year-old endangered Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle on the state’s west coast.

It’s the second panther death reported this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A total of 22 Florida panther deaths were reported in 2020, with 19 killed by vehicles.

The remains of the 2-year-old female panther were found Monday on a rural road southeast of Immokalee, wildlife officials said.

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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. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

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