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Florida Panther killed by vehicle in southwest Florida

NAPLES — An endangered Florida panther has been killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

It's the first recorded panther death of the year.

Wildlife officials say collisions with vehicles pose a significant threat to the rare cats. Roughly 100 to 160 adult panthers remain in the wild.

Darrell Land of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the panther fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday along Interstate 75 in Collier County was a young male that weighed up to 120 pounds. Biologists believe he was the same cat that has been roaming a Naples neighborhood recently.

Land says 20 panther deaths were recorded last year. Most of the panther deaths recorded in recent years are caused by collisions with vehicles.

Florida Panther killed by vehicle in southwest Florida 01/02/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 2, 2014 6:03pm]
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