- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - An endangered Florida panther was found dead from an apparent fight with another panther.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the male panther’s remains were found Monday at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trails in Collier County. Officials said the panther was about 2 years old.

It’s the 20th panther death this year. Biologists will study the panther’s remains.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern United States, but now their habitat mostly is confined to southwest Florida. Only about 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.


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