Officials say two Florida panthers have been found dead in separate incidents in southwest Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a 10-year-old male's body was found dead Friday from an unknown cause on private property in Hendry County, and a 4-year-old female was found dead the same day in Collier County from an apparent vehicle strike. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.
A total of 29 Florida panthers have been found dead in 2016, with 22 road fatalities.
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Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 180 remain in the wild.