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Florida Wildlife

Massive Alligator Lays Claim To Golf Course Green

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green

See you later, alligator! No, seriously. There's no way any sane golfer would approach this alligator, who laid claim last week to the seventh hole...

The Plight of the Manatee

Cathy Kangas | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

I have a home in Florida and love that the state is a virtual animal kingdom with so many diverse species on land, sea and sky. One of my favorite ma...

Groups Square Off Over Proposed Space Center In Wildlife Refuge

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Irene Klotz NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Feb 11 (Reuters) - Florida's plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildl...

Only in Florida People, Only in Florida

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Miami
Jenny Isenman

We Floridians are somewhat the butt of a running joke that the random, dangerous, and ass backwards things seem to happen here. Unfortunately, we tend to live up to this stereotype by constantly proving it true.

PHOTOS: Vets Use Unusual Body Part To Save Blind Bird

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

HOLLYWOOD -- The patient arrived in a cage, feathers ruffled, blind in both eyes. Medically, the challenge was unprecedented. But the surgeon did not...

Bad News For Florida Panthers

Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

A unsettling number of Florida panther deaths this year has conservationists concerned. As of the end of July, 15 panthers have died -- of those, s...

LOOK: 10 Challenges Facing South Florida's Environment

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

On Saturday, people around the world will literally be joining hands in a sign of solidarity to protect the planet's oceans. "Hands Across The Sand...

Giant Python Goes For A Christmas Dip (WATCH)

Posted 12.27.2011 | Miami

On Christmas, one South Florida family encountered an unwelcomed guest in their pool and it wasn't a jolly guy with a big white beard. Miami-Dade ...

Rare American Crocodile Found In Florida

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alligators are a common sight in parts of Florida, but residents of a gated community were shocked to spot one of the animal's...

Florida Cold Weather: 53,000 Fish Lost But Turtles Rescued

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Sanibel Island's Gulf waters have rebounded from a chilly 47 degrees recorded during last week's unprecedented cold snap that decimated fish populatio...