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15th Florida Panther Killed This Year

A three-year-old, uncollared female panther was found dead Monday after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 75. This is the twelfth mortal accident involving cars and panthers in Florida this year and brings the annual death toll to 15.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission list the other causes of panther deaths as unknown or fights with other panthers. Scientists estimate that there are between 100 and 160 wild panthers left in Florida, with even this small number of animals running out of room due to human development.



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