IMMOKALEE — Wildlife officials say the remains of a Florida Panther have been recovered near Immokalee.
The Fort Myers News-Press (http://newspr.es/YEdGTb) reports the panther's body was found Saturday by a landowner in community just east of Immokalee.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say the panther was an uncollared 2- to 4-year-old male. They say puncture wounds in the panther's skull indicate he was killed by another panther. The carcass will go to the agency's research laboratory in Gainesville for a necropsy.
Officials say this is the third panther death in Florida this year. The other two were killed by vehicles.
The agency says a record 26 of the endangered cats died in 2012 — with 17 killed by vehicles.