Amidst an ongoing mortality crisis, about 1,000 manatees gathered at a record-breaking number at a Florida state park

Manatees Close-Up Portrait – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andrea Izzotti Manatees in Florida have been fighting for their lives for the past few years, but a few days ago, the species provided a piece of more positive news from one state park. A few dozen miles north of Orlando, in Blue Springs State Park,

A very uncommon white alligator is born in Gatorland

White alligator born in Gatorland (Not pictured) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — You Touch Pix of EuToch A Florida park with an alligator theme has given birth to an extremely uncommon kind of white alligator and is currently asking the public for suggestions on a name. The pale leucistic gator had just broken out of its

Reports of flamingo sightings are flooding in from areas where the birds are not often seen. Hurricane Idalia could be to blame

Close up of flamingos — Courtesy: Shutterstock — PaniYani When you think of a flamingo, you presumably envision watering holes in Africa, the Caribbean, or Florida–or almost anywhere else besides Waynesville, Ohio. Therefore, last week, when Jacob Roalef saw Facebook posts about flamingos at Ceasar Creek State Park near Dayton, he hurried to see them

An enormous 13-foot, 920 pound alligator is caught in Central Florida

Close up of an alligator in the Florida Everglades — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Thierry Eidenweil A Central Florida alligator hunting guide reportedly caught the gator of a lifetime, which weighed an incredible 920 pounds and was 13 feet long. With more than 20 years of gator hunting experience, Kevin Brotz runs Florida Gator Hunting as

Florida’s manatee mating season is in full swing – Here’s what to know

Manatee eating — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: somdul A Florida’s sheriff office has a special manatee-related message for concerned county residents: “If you see [manatees], no you didn’t,” the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Florida, about 20 miles from Tampa, wrote in a Facebook post accompanied by Marvin Gaye singing Let’s Get It

How to win a $10,000 grand prize for Florida python hunting

Burmese Python in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera This summer, competitors in a Florida python tournament have the potential to take home a portion of over $30,000 in prizes. However, individuals who are afraid of snakes should certainly pass on this.  The Florida Python Challenge registration period for 2023 began

An additional three alligators have been taken from a Florida neighborhood after woman’s tragic death

Alligator with its mouth open — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ernie Hounshell Three more alligators have been removed from the same area in northern St. Lucie County days after an alligator tragically murdered an 85-year-old woman. According to wildlife officials, Gloria Serge was drawn into the water by a 10-foot alligator while she was walking her

Ravaging canine flu makes its way into the Sunshine State

Dog being nasal swabbed after suspected canine flu – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by yangtak In the U.S., a ravaging canine influenza virus is spreading. A highly contagious H3N2 virus outbreak has been reported by veterinarians in California, Texas, North Carolina, and now Florida. There is no proof, according to experts, that the virus spreads

State attorney from Central Florida creates new task force focused on animal cruelty

Animal cruelty – Dog chained to pole — Courtesy: Shutterstock — DreamHack With the help of a brand-new task force covering three Central Florida counties, a state attorney is bringing justice to the victims of animal abuse. The zeal of Assistant State Attorney Jamie McManus, according to William “Bill” Gladson of Florida’s fifth judicial circuit,

City in Florida votes to remove invasive ducks labeled as destructive

Muscovy ducks – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maria Grin Muscovy ducks are primarily black and white with red coloring around their eyes. The Winter Park City Commission decided unanimously on Wednesday for a measure to send them on their way. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) classifies these Muscovy ducks as an invasive