Wild Animals

November 28, 2017

Gator Poachers Accused of Forty-Four Felonies in Largest FWC Sting to Date

In a lengthy exposé, Rene Ebersole writes for National Geographic about an ongoing case regarding alligator poaching. Nine men stand accused of forty-four felonies, “ranging from […]
August 28, 2017

Shark-Dragging Video Sparks Outrage, Investigation

A video recently surfaced on social media showing a shark (possibly a blacktip or spinner) being dragged behind a boat traveling at high speed near Tampa. […]
August 26, 2016

Stark Contrast Between Fate of Animals Participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics

Horses have participated in every Olympic Summer Game since 1912. At the Rio Games, riders have described their horse companions as “smart and funny,” “quiet . […]
July 21, 2016

Florida FWC Decides Against 2016 Bear Hunt

After hearing eight hours of public testimony, Florida Fish and Wildlife commissioners voted 4-3 to forego a bear hunt this year. With interactions between humans and […]
February 15, 2016

Hunting Snakes in the Everglades

Burmese pythons, a species not native to the Florida Everglades, have taken a big toll on native wildlife over the last two decades. Researchers estimate that […]
December 15, 2015

Monkey Population Spreading in Florida

Rhesus Macaques, a species of monkey native to Asia, have inhabited the Silver Springs State Park in Ocala for more than 75 years. The monkeys were […]
November 15, 2015

Florida Bear Hunt Closes in Part in Less Than One Day

Florida bear hunting season began on October 25, 2015, and after 207 of the harvest objective of 320 bears statewide were taken, two bear management units […]
September 15, 2015

Rescue Efforts Include the Animal Victims of Califonia’s Valley Fire

The Napa Valley Fire started on September 12 and has become one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history, killing several people and forcing thousands […]
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