On January 30th the FWC collected the remains of a 2 and a half year old female at SR80 at LaBelle in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision.
Florida Panther statistics for 2018:
Four panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: One male and three females. All four deaths were caused by vehicles.
Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.
The FWC is interested in photos of panthers or their tracks. Anyone lucky enough to capture this large cat on camera is encouraged to submit the picture and sighting location to: MyFWC.com/PantherSightings.