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Threatened Species

"Woodstock" was returned to the wild on Tuesday, Jan. 7th 2014.  (Source: CBS4)

Manatees May Soon Lose Endangered Status

As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

08/29/2014

A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Source: Tom Longo/Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

Loggerhead Who Ate Hook Leaves Turtle Hospital For Keys Waters

A loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the ocean off the Florida Keys Saturday after an angler’s baited hook it ingested was surgically removed.

CBS4–02/09/2013

American Crocodile

Crocs Make Comeback At S. Fla. Power Plant

South Florida’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant has indirectly helped the American crocodile to be removed from the endangered species list.

CBS4–12/06/2011

floridablackbear

Once Nearly Extinct, Florida Black Bear Numbers Growing

The Florida black bear which was once on the verge of extinction is on the way to making a comeback and could soon be removed from the list of threatened species.

CBS4–11/10/2011

A Gopher Tortoise . (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Gopher Tortoise Threatened, No Money For Federal Protection

Florida’s gopher tortoise population deserves to be added to the nation’s list of endangered and threatened species but funding shortages could delay the listing for years, federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday

CBS4–07/27/2011

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