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.