Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle


IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it’s the 10th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 15 total deaths this year.

Wildlife officials say the remains of the 3-year-old female panther were found Tuesday in Collier County on a rural road east of Immokalee.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

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