- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Florida panther has been found dead from what appears to be a fight with another panther in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 4-year-old-old male cat’s body was found Saturday on private property in Hendry County. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.

This is the second Florida panther death recorded in 2017.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 180 remain in the wild.

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