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The Florida bonneted bat is Florida’s largest and is spread out over six south Florida counties.  This one was found injured by a family in Little Havana and taken to Zoo Miami for rehabilitation before being released.  (Credit: Dustin Smith)

Rare & Endangered Bat Treated & Released By Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami treated and released one of the rarest endangered mammals in the world. Only a few hundred are believed to exist.

03/24/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Men Pleaded Guilty To Harassing Manatees

Two men just pleaded guilty to charges related to an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.

03/07/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Young Panther Injured By Car, Set For Release

A young endangered Florida panther that had been struck by a car is ready to be released back into the wild.

03/04/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

$12K Reward Offered In Suspicious Panther Death

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered animals in the world, which is why state and federal wildlife officials are now offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the suspicious death of an endangered Florida panther.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

(Source: www.audubonoffloridanews.org)

Endangered Florida Panther Shot & Killed

An endangered Florida panther has been found dead of a suspected gunshot wound on federal land.
The panther was found dead Saturday in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County.

CBS4–12/09/2013

Panama City Crayfish (Source: MyFWC/Lisa Keppner)

Wildlife Service Considers Adding Three Florida Species To Endangered List

The Florida Keys mole skink, Panama City crayfish and the Suwannee moccasin shell mussel are just three of the nine species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

09/24/2013

The US Coast Guard assisted with releasing hundreds of turtles into the ocean September 5, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Coast Guard Releases Baby Sea Turtles Into Safe Waters

More than 500 baby sea turtles hitched a ride with the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday afternoon for a second chance at life.

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

Protections Proposed For Two Rare Fla. Butterflies

Two butterflies, native to South Florida, may soon be listed on the endangered species list.

08/15/2013

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Pool

Rescued Sea Turtles Make A Splash In Well-Known Waters

After months of care and recovery, a group of rescued sea turtles have gone home.

CBS Miami–07/17/2013

(Source: FWC Photo)

Injured Florida Panther Kitten Rescued

A nine-month old Florida Panther kitten was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Monday after it was found injured in Collier County.

CBS Miami–05/16/2013

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