Panther struck and killed in Naples
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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife life officials say a vehicle has struck and killed another rare panther in southwest Florida.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said Wednesday that the 16-month-old female panther was killed in Collier County. It's the 14th panther death of the year and the 11th to die in a collision with a vehicle.
Florida panthers are an endangered species. Only an estimated 100 to 160 of the big cats remain in the southern part of the state.
Vehicle collisions were blamed for most of the roughly two dozen panther deaths recorded in Florida last year.
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