Panther cub found dead in Florida of apparent vehicle strike
By Associated Press
Mar 16, 2017 5:04 AM CDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida panther has been found dead from an apparent vehicle strike in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the body of the 4-year-old female panther was found Tuesday on a rural road east of Immokalee. The remains were to undergo a necropsy.

A total of eight Florida panthers have been found dead in 2017, with six road fatalities.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but only about 230 remain in the wild.