Endangered Florida panther dies after being hit by car
LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
It’s the sixth fatal collision this year, out of eight total panther deaths.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 4-year-old male panther were found Saturday in Hendry County near LaBelle.
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.