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Three-Year-Old Panther Killed After Being Hit by Car Near Immokalee

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    Three-Year-Old Panther Killed After Being Hit by Car Near Immokalee
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    An endangered Florida panther was struck and killed by a car near Immokalee - the 11th fatal collision this year out of 15 total panther deaths.

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the male panther's remains were found Friday east of Immokalee in Hendry County. Officials said the panther was about 3 years old.

    Biologists will study the panther's remains.

    Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern United States, but now their habitat mostly is confined to southwest Florida. Only about 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

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