Exotic Animals

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Top Spots For Exotic Pets In South Florida

Here is where you will find some of the most unusual pets in South Florida: Underground Reptiles, Exotic Aquariums, Mary’s LB Pet Store, and Simbad’s Birds & Pets‎.

CBS4–10/18/2013

Exotic animals such as this African Spur-thigh tortoise are illegally released into the Everglades. (Source: Lisa Bolivar)

Zoo Miami To Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

People who have exotic pets they can no longer handle will have a chance to do what is best for the animals during Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day; an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.

CBS4–04/12/2013

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Invasive Species Threatening S. Fla. Wildlife, Economy

Creepy, Crawly, slithering things that don’t belong in South Florida are all around us. As CBS4 Special Contributor Ron Magill of Zoo Miami discovered… there are toads, rats, birds, Crocodiles and Iguanas that are “Invaders Among Us.”

CBS4–02/13/2013

Although pythons have been found in or near some residential areas west of Miami, there have been no reports of injuries to people. (CBS4)

Amnesty Day Allows Exotic Pet Owners To Turn In Unwanted Animals

Wild hogs, Burmese pythons and prairie dogs all have one thing in common: they are non-native species that have torn up Florida’s landscape. An upcoming Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is looking to curb the trend of pet owners releasing these unwanted pets into South Florida backyards.

CBS4–10/17/2012

(Photo by Jay LaPrete/Getty Images)

Exotic Animal Massacre Prompts Calls For End To Private Ownership

In South Miami-Dade County, Cheeky the tiger is among two tigers, a bear, a white wolf, a black wolf, a panther and other animals kept at the Everglades Outpost, a conservation facility.

CBS4–10/20/2011

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