Betty Osceola gives insight into the importance of the panther to the Miccosukee and Seminole tribes Andrew West/news-press.com
The 15th panther death of the year was reported Monday, a road kill in Hendry County.
The 2- to 3-year old male was not wearing a tracking collar and was hit and killed by a car on CR 846, east of Immokalee in Hendry County.
Panthers are listed as an Endangered Species under the Endangered Species Act. There are approximately 120 to 230 adult panthers in the population.
Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains. Report injured or dead panthers to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
Reporter Chad Gillis contributed to this report.