Fight Between Two Florida Panthers Leaves One Of Them Dead

A Florida panther ended up dead after it got into a fight with another panther. The story wouldn't be remarkable, if it weren't for the fact that scientists say about 160 Florida panthers are thought to remain the wild.

The AP reports:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission panther team leader Darrell Land says the male panther was between 7 and 9 years old. Its carcass was found Wednesday by a citrus grove manager near Immokalee.


So far this year, 18 panthers have been found dead, including four kittens killed in a wildfire in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Six of the big cats were killed in collisions with vehicles, and four died in fights with other panthers. Three panther deaths are under investigation.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.