Officials have reported that two endangered Florida panthers were hit and killed by vehicles in LABELLE, Fla.
The remains of a 2-year-old male panther were discovered on Monday near the Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area in Hendry County. A day later, the body of a 3-year-old female panther was found near the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area in Glades County, according to officials from the wildlife department.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that all 10 panther fatalities this year were due to car accidents.
The Florida panther used to inhabit the entire Southeast region, but now they are mostly found in a limited area of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico.
There are currently around 230 Florida panthers living in their natural habitat.