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9-foot alligator captured on front porch of Coral Springs home on July 31, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gators, Crocs Get More Active In Spring

Another sign that Spring has sprung; the state’s wildlife agency has issued an alert to Florida’s visitors and residents alike – watch out for crocs and gators.

04/09/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Florida Targets October For Bear Hunt

The state this October would open its first black-bear hunting season in two decades, under a set of rules that will be reviewed next week.

04/06/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 07: A Gopher Tortoise crawls near the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center December 7, 2007 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA continues to evaluate sensor issues. Atlantis is re-scheduled to launch tomorrow December 8, 2007 for a mission to the International Space Station.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

FWC: Stop Putting Gopher Tortoises In Water

Wildlife officials want to remind residents and visitors that not all turtles can swim.

04/03/2015

Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners conducted a statewide aerial survey in February 2015 to determine a minimum count of manatees in Florida waters. This photo was taken at the Tampa Electric manatee viewing center in Apollo Beach on Feb. 16, 2015.  (Source: FWC)

Wildlife Officials Count Record High Number Of Manatees

There is some good news when it comes to the number of manatees in the state of Florida.

CBS Miami–03/16/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

10th Florida Panther Dies After Vehicle Collision

For the second time in two days, an endangered Florida panther has been killed by a car.

CBS Miami–03/09/2015

Florida panther (Source: FWC)

Ninth Panther Found Dead In Florida

Wildlife officials said the remains of a 1-year old Florida Panther on Saturday in Lee County.

03/07/2015

Hedgehog (Source: FWC)

Exotic Pet Owners Given Chance To Surrender Animals Saturday

He or she was cute when you got it, but has your exotic pet become too much too handle? Zoo Miami has the perfect, guilt-free solution.

03/07/2015

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (Source: FWC)

Zoo Miami Will Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

Sometimes people sign up for things that, in the long run, turn out to be not the best idea—like acquiring an exotic animal as a pet.

03/06/2015

One of 19 manatees rescued in Central Florida. (Source: CBS4)

19 Manatees Rescued From Central Florida Drain Pipe

An unusual rescue in Central Florida has saved the lives of 19 manatees.

CBS Miami–02/24/2015

Sunset over water

Coast Guard Searches For 2 Boaters Missing Off Gulf Coast

Officials are searching the waters for a pair of fisherman who sent a mayday call saying their boat was taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico.

02/17/2015

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