FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) — Another endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
It’s the 14th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 19 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.READ MORE: Miami PD Searching For Hit-&-Run Driver Who Struck Motorcyclist
The remains of the 2-year-old male panther were found Friday in Lee County near the Southwest Florida International Airport, wildlife officials said.READ MORE: 2 Hospitalized After Double Stabbing In Miami Beach
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.MORE NEWS: Miami Gardens PD Investigating After Girl Found Dead From An Apparent Gunshot Wound
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