MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the 16th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 22 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
The remains of the 4-month-old male panther were found Tuesday within Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, wildlife officials said.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
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: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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