Officials have reported that two endangered Florida panthers were hit and killed by vehicles in IMMOKALEE, Fla.
Officials reported that the remains of a male panther, aged 4, were discovered on Sunday in the northern part of Collier County. On the same day, the deceased body of a 3-year-old male panther was also found in northern Hendry County.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that all 12 panther fatalities this year were the result of car accidents.
The Florida panther used to inhabit the entire Southeast region, but now they are primarily found in a limited area of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico.
There are currently around 230 Florida panthers living in their natural habitat.