Officials: Florida panther cubs found dead
NAPLES, Fla. - Two endangered Florida panther cubs have been found dead.
They make 12 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The remains of a male cub and a female cub, both three months old, were found Thursday on private property in North Belle Meade in Collier County, officials said. The cause of death wasn’t known.
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Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.