Panther killed by car on I-75 in Lee County
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida panther was killed by a car in Lee County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The 1-year-old female was the ninth panther to be killed in a vehicle collision this year out of 14 total deaths, FWC reports.
Wildlife officials found her remains on April 12 after a car hit her on I-75 near Daniels Parkway.
FWC estimates there are only 120-230 adult panthers in the population, making them extremely endangered.