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The wildlife of Florida is rich and varied, yet most of us are familiar with only a dozen or so species: the "flagship" endangered species such as manatees and panthers; those, like raccoons and squirrels, that have adapted to urban environments; the frightening alligators and black bears; and those like the armadillo who can't seem to cross the road. Yet they are just a few of the many animal species found in Florida.
Florida panther, photo courtesy of SWFMD
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Bird, butterfly, and wildlife gardening
Create a bit of habitat in your yard.
Local endangered and threatened animals
List which animals in your county are in danger of extinction.
Protected species
Amphibians, birds, corals, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles
The South Florida Water Management District, lots of Everglades and other wetlands information and photographs.
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Amphiumas, mudpuppies, newts, salamanders, sirens, frogs and toads
Birds of prey, songbirds, upland birds
Brushfoots, gossamer-wings, metalmarks, snouts, sulphurs, swallowtails, whites
Armadillos, bears, beavers, bobcats, deer, feral pigs, foxes, manatees, minks, moles, opossums, otters, panthers, pocket gophers, rabbits, raccoons, seals, shrews, skunks, squirrels, weasels  (more to come!)
Alligators and crocodiles, anoles, geckos, lizards, skinks, turtles
What you need and where to go.
How to find the best spots.
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