Agencia EFENovember 6, 2013 12:35
Miami, Nov 6 (EFE).- Vehicles killed 16 endangered Florida panthers in 2012, but the big cats' population "remains stable," a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, spokesman said.
"We counted a total of 16 panthers killed by vehicles in 2012 and six others that died in fights between them or for unknown reasons," FWC specialist Dave Onorato told Efe.
"Florida is doing everything possible to accommodate new residents, houses, schools and the road network. But as we grow, the habitat of panthers and other wildlife is reduced," the FWC specialist said.