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Endangered Florida panther dies after being hit by car

September 4, 2019

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

It’s the 14th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 17 total deaths this year.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 2-year-old female panther were found Monday in Glades County.

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.

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