What Are Some Animals That Live in the Florida Everglades?

What Are Some Animals That Live in the Florida Everglades?

Some animals that live in the Florida Everglades are reptiles such as alligators, crocodiles and many species of snakes and mammals such as dolphins, manatees and white-tailed deer. Other animals that live in the Everglades are birds such as Bald Eagles and Snail Kites and many species of fish, mollusks and invertebrates.

Other mammals living in the Florida Everglades include raccoons, skunks, opossums and wild hogs, as well as the Key Largo Wood Rat, Florida panther, Red Fox and Eastern Cottontail bobcat.

The Florida Everglades are home to numerous species of birds, including the Wood Stork, White and Glossy Ibises, Great White and Tricolored Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets and several species of Roseate Spoonbills.

The Everglades are home to many reptiles and amphibians as well as 26 species of snakes, including the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Eastern Indigo Snake and Rough Green Snake. Other reptiles found there include Giant Land Crabs, Gopher Tortoises and Green Tree Frogs. The Florida Everglades are the only place on Earth where alligators and crocodiles live together.

Other animals living in the Everglades include mollusks, such as the Purple bank climber and Gulf moccasin shell; fish, such as the Harlequin darter and Suwannee bass; and invertebrates, such as the Shaus swallowtail butterfly and the Stock Island tree snail.