NAPLES, Fla. — Eight Florida panthers have been killed in Florida in the first two months of the year, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
All but two deaths, including the most recent, were recorded in Collier County.
The remains of a 1.5-year-old, male Florida panther were collected Monday on SR 82 in Collier County. The suspected cause of death was a vehicle collision.
All eight deaths, according to the state's online tracker, were caused by vehicles.
2021 figures show 27 panther deaths over the whole of the year.