Panther Killed In Southwest Florida

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email
Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

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News Release: Associated Press News
Updated: May 1, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old uncollared female was found Thursday along Interstate 75 near Fort Myers. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.

This is the 14th Florida panther death of 2014, the 9th hit by a vehicle.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.


News Release: Associated Press News
Updated: April 8, 2014, 6pm

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the female cat was found west of Immokalee in Collier County on Tuesday. Officials couldn't tell how old the panther was. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.

This is the 10th Florida panther death of 2014, the 6th hit by a vehicle.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.


News Release: Associated Press News

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the uncollared male cat -- estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old -- died near an intersection Thursday night in rural Hendry County, southwest of Lake Okeechobee.

This is the ninth Florida panther death of 2014, the fifth hit by a vehicle.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.


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