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Florida Woman Doesn’t Blame Bear For Attacking Her

The Florida woman who was taken down in a bear attack last week is now standing up to protect the mammal.

04/17/2014

Biscayne National Park

Elliot Key To Reopen After 18-Month Closure

In October 2012, high tides from Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the docks Elliot Key, separating them from the seawall.
At the time, National Park Service decided to close the island to visitors and do some serious repairs.

04/15/2014

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

8 Reasons Why Everglades Holiday Park Is Voted #1

Everglades Holiday Park has been named the number one theme park in South Florida by a local TV station. Whether you’ve been visiting for years, or you’re still making plans to come to South Florida, here are eight reasons why the 29-acre “Gateway to the Everglades” is a great place to visit.

04/07/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins In Florida

It’s that time of the year again. If you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. It’s sea turtle nesting season and State wildlife officials are hoping for another good turnout this year.

03/04/2014

Dozens of pilot whales appear to be beached off the coast of SW Florida.  Source: Sea Tow Naples

Biologists Monitoring Beached Pilot Whales Off SW Florida Coast

Whales that appear to be in shallow waters off of southwest Florida are being monitored by wildlife officials.

01/20/2014

INDIA-ENVIRONMENT-ASIATIC LION

We’re Not Lying: Lion Captured After Brief Escape Near Tampa

Well, this is something you don’t get to write everyday…authorities in the Tampa area are on the lookout for a lion.

CBS Miami–01/03/2014

Florida Keys (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Two Florida Keys Men Get Prison For Wildlife Trafficking

Two Florida Keys men have been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to illegal trafficking in wildlife including sharks, tropical fish and sea fans.

12/04/2013

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

American Crocodile

Wildlife Agency Looking Into Croc’s Death In Keys

Wildlife officials are looking for answers after a crocodile was found dead in Florida Bay.

05/16/2013

Baby Birds at the South Florida Wildlife Center (SOURCE: CBS4)

It’s “Baby Season” At A Local Wildlife Center

Love is in the air at the South Florida Wildlife Center as this time of year, also known as “baby season,” the nursery is packed with baby birds.

CBS4–05/10/2013

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