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Endangered Florida Panther Killed by Vehicle

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    FILE PHOTO: A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.

    An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle.

    It's the second fatal collision this year, out of two total panther deaths.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of the 8-month-old female were collected Friday morning in rural Collier County.

    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.

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