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8th panther death of 2022 recorded in Collier County

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 01, 2022

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.