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Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Florida Panther
Posted at 6:33 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 18:33:47-04

MOORE HAVEN, 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 10 total deaths this year.

Wildlife officials say the remains of the 4-year-old female panther were found Monday along a rural road in western Glades County.

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