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By Associated press
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Florida – Two Florida panther deaths were reported last week.
That's five lives this year, three of which were vehicle collisions.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that the remains of a 2-year-old man had been gathered Tuesday off Golden Gate Boulevard in Collier County. The cause of death was a vehicle collision.
Wildlife officials said a 12-year-old female body was found Friday in the Big Cypress National Reserve. The cause of death was not known.
The Panthers of Florida once roamed the southeast, but now their habitat is mostly confined to a small area of Florida located in the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Panthers from Florida remain in the wild.