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Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle in Hendry County

It’s the 21st panther death attributed to fatal collisions out of 27 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Another Florida panther has been struck and killed by a car. Up to 230 of the endangered cats remain in the wild.
Another Florida panther has been struck and killed by a car. Up to 230 of the endangered cats remain in the wild.
Published Nov. 17

LABELLE — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.

It’s the 21st panther death attributed to fatal collisions out of 27 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The remains of the 9-year-old female panther were found Tuesday along a road running through Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest in Hendry County, wildlife officials said.

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.