- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in central Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-year-old uncollared male was found Monday in Osceola County, on Florida’s Turnpike just south of Yeehaw Junction. The remains were taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.

This is the 23rd Florida panther death of 2014, the 18th hit by a vehicle.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.

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