Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
The Everglades, one of the world’s most unique and complex ecosystems, has had its fair share of droughts over the years. But after this year’s early-season record rainfall, there is a surplus of water that officials say could potentially drown wildlife.
South Florida’s relentless rain is causing the water to rise in the Florida Everglades and the water has risen so high, restrictions are being put in place at three Everglades Wildlife Management Areas.
The alligator responsible for biting a teen on the head in a lake in central Florida on Monday has been captured.
A panther, rescued by biologists as a kitten along with her brother, was discovered to have given birth to a “healthy and feisty” kitten just a few months after her release into the wild.
Some Florida seafood lovers will be happy come next week as bay scallop season opens in some Florida waters.
Whistles and an air horn saved an Ohio family from the clutches of the murky, remote Florida Everglades.
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.”
The 2013 Python Challenge ended Sunday night, wrapping up a month of competition in the Florida Everglades designed to help reduce the Burmese python population in South Florida.
Motivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.
Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has now classified the rare Miami blue butterfly as “endangered”.