‘PR stunt’, ‘Death sentence’: Ex-trainers pan proposal to move Lolita from Miami Seaquarium
Three women who worked with famed orca Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium panned Thursday’s announcement that the attraction’s owners plan to return the captive whale to her “home waters” in the Pacific Northwest.
New video shows shocked deputies discovering endangered Key deer stuffed in SUV
On an early morning in July 2022, deputies said they pulled over Yoankis Hernandez Pena, 38, and Andres Leon Valdes, 45, near Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon and found an injured deer inside their vehicle, on top of a cooler, lawn chairs and other various objects.
US proposes removing wood stork from endangered species list
The ungainly yet graceful wood stork, which was on the brink of extinction in 1984, has recovered sufficiently in Florida and other Southern states that U.S. wildlife officials on Tuesday proposed removing the wading bird from the endangered species list.
What’s causing flamingos to flock to Miami Springs? Resident discovers surprising possibility
Residents in Miami Springs are concerned about a recent, unusual series of flamingo sightings that they believe may be coming from nearby Hialeah Park, where a flock of the majestic pink birds has lived since the ‘30s.
Florida’s ‘puss caterpillars’ may look cute and fuzzy, but can pack venomous punch
Florida’s “puss caterpillars” may look like cute and fuzzy creatures you could just reach out and pet, but scientists are warning people to stay away from them, because their seemingly soft “fur” can actually pack a venomous sting.
Trapper, wildlife officer hit python jackpot in Big Cypress
A python contractor and a Florida wildlife officer hit the motherlode in Big Cypress National Preserve Monday night, finding two female Burmese pythons, nearly 20 hatchlings and nearly 100 hatched and unhatched eggs amid efforts to rid Florida of the invasive species.
Manatees are dying at an unusually high rate across Florida in 2021
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Florida’s beloved manatees, affectionately known as the “cows of the sea,” are always a sight to behold as they grace our Florida waters. However, since the beginning of 2021, the sea cow population is decreasing at an alarmingly fast rate. In the first five weeks of 2021, manatee deaths in Florida reached more than half of what they were in all of 2020. As of February 24, more than 350 manatee deaths have been recorded in Florida in 2021, which is three times the usual average for the same time period, according to The Weather Channel. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, at least 358 manatees have died in Florida since Jan. 1.