21st Panther Death of 2022 Recorded In Lee County: According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there have been twenty-one panthers have been killed in the state of Florida in the first two months of the year.
21 Florida Panthers Have Lost Their Lives
The most recent incident took place in Lehigh Acres on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the intersection of Joel Boulevard and Edwards Drive.
According to the online tracker maintained by the state, Vehicles were responsible for nineteen of the fatalities.
The data for 2021 show that there were 27 panther deaths over the entire year.
According to the officers in charge of wildlife management in Lee County, the skeletal remains of a male panther that was only 2 years old were discovered on Tuesday along a rural road near Lehigh Acres. Panther’s native to Florida previously roamed the entirety of the Southeast, but today they are primarily found in a very small section of Florida that is located along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. There are still approximately 200–230 Florida panthers living in the wild today. After being hit by a vehicle, a critically endangered Florida panther sadly passed away.
Officials say the endangered species (Panther) is going to become extinct very soon.
Lee Daily will provide you with further updates, so stay tuned.