Panther kitten found dead in Collier County - FOX 13 News

Panther kitten found dead in Collier County

Posted: Updated:
NAPLES (AP) -

A remains of a panther struck and killed on a Collier County road will be taken to a research lab for a complete necropsy.

Wildlife officials say the 4-month-old panther was killed early Sunday morning. This marks the 19th panther death of the year.

The News-Press reports (http://newspr.es/TDFKlg) the carcass will be taken to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville. The remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered mammals on earth. The FWC estimates there are between 100 and 160 left alive in south Florida.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices