Panther hit, killed by vehicle in Florida
27 panthers killed by cars so far this year
FORT MYERS, Fla – Wildlife officials say they've found the remains of a 6-month old male Florida panther along a road in southwest Florida.
In a news release sent Monday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the panther was killed by a vehicle on Friday.
The remains were taken to Gainesville for a necropsy.
So far this year 35 Florida panthers have been found dead. The agency says 27 deaths were road fatalities.
Officials say only about 180 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
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