An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle.

It’s the 24th fatal collision this year, out of 26 total panther deaths.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Wednesday on a rural road near Southwest Florida International Airport in Lee County.

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. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.

Source: The Associated Press

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