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5th Endangered Panther Death Of 2020 Attributed To Vehicular Collision

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -- A fifth endangered Florida panther has died this year after being struck by a vehicle.

Out of six panther deaths, only one is not related to a vehicular collision, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The remains of the 1-year-old male panther were found Monday in Collier County on a rural road northwest of Immokalee, wildlife officials said.

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.

Officials say there are about 230 Florida panthers remaining in the wild.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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