• FWC: Endangered Florida panther cub dies after being hit by car

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    IMMOKALEE, Fla. - An endangered Florida panther cub has died after being struck by a vehicle.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 2-month-old female panther were found Wednesday southeast of Immokalee in Collier County.

    It's the 19th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 24 total deaths this year.


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    Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat is mostly 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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