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How often do Florida panthers get killed?



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The cats are occasionally struck by cars, but measures are being taken to provide areas where they can cross safely. There are signs that indicate that drivers need to be alert for the panthers in the area, and to watch for them on the roadway. But considering most drivers speed, plus the cat's speed, their natural ability to blend into the landscape, and that they are generally more active in poor light, many are hit even when drivers are made aware of the problems. Groups working with the Florida Panther are working with the departments in charge of the roadways to build nature walkways under the roads in the places where they are having the most problems. In the year 2009, there were recorded 23 Florida Panther remains recovered, the majority died from collisions with vehicles. For more details, please see the sites listed below.