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Florida Fish and Wildlife offer reward in panthers death

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 11:12:37-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Wildlife officials are looking for the person they say intentionally killed and mutilated a panther.

They are offering up to a $5,000 reward.

Florida Fish and Wildlife says the female panther was found east of Immokalee in Collier County on March 8th.

Evidence shows the panther was murdered a day earlier.

Florida panthers are protected under the Endangered Species Act, and intentionally killing one is punishable by federal prison time and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information should contact FWC.