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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another endangered Florida panther has been struck, killed by a vehicle.

The remains of the panther were found last Wednesday in Hardee County.

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It’s the fifth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of seven 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. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

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