Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle, FWC says

Author: AP Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Panther Crossing sign. Credit: WINK News.
Panther Crossing sign. Credit: WINK News.

An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

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

The remains of the 4-year-old female panther were found Monday along State Road 29 in western Glades County, FWC said. This was about two miles north of State Road 78.

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.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.