This is a list of mammal species found in the wild in the American State of Florida.In total, 99 species of mammals are known to inhabit, or recently to have inhabited, the state and its surrounding waters. This includes a few species, such as the black-tailed jackrabbit and red deer, that were introduced after the European colonization of the Americas.
Mammals: If you are in the right place at the right time, Florida has quite a few mammals that are comparatively easy to see. Otters, opossums, manatees, fox squirrels, raccoons, white-tailed deer, key deer and armadillos are among the more commonly seen mammals.
This is a list of mammal species found in the wild in the American State of Florida.In total, 98 species of mammals are known to inhabit, or recently to have inhabited, the state and its surrounding waters. This includes a few species, such as the black-tailed jackrabbit and red deer, that were introduced after the European colonization of the Americas.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed reclassifying the Okaloosa darter from the status of endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act in February 2010, saying that the small fish has made significant strides toward recovery. The Florida panther is one of 30 Puma concolor ...
The Florida panther is one of the smaller cougar species in the Western Hemisphere. There are currently only 100-160 Florida panthers left in the wild. Adult males can reach a length of seven feet (2.1 meters) with a shoulder height between 24-28 inches (60-70 centimeters), and an average weight of 116 pounds (52.6 kilograms).
Florida marine mammals include the state marine mammal, the West Indian Manatee. It was designated the state marine mammal in 1975 and is protected by federal and state laws. Of the several whales seen close to Florida, the most frequent visitor is the Atlantic Northern Right Whale.
Invasive species in Florida are introduced species of fauna−animals and flora−plants that are established and have naturalized within Florida.. Native plants and animals can become threatened endangered species from the spread of invasive species in natural habitats and/or developed areas (e.g. agriculture, transport, settlement).
Mammals have the highest number of endangered species in the state of Florida. They have twenty endangered species in Florida, four threatened species in Florida, and six species of special concern. Each Florida mammal is classified as either endangered, threatened or a species of special concern (SSC).
Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2018 Agency Regulatory Plan.2018 Agency Regulatory Plan.
NPS photo. More than 40 species of mammals inhabit Everglades National Park. Many species commonly associated with drier habitats of forest and fields have adapted to the semi-aquatic environment that constitutes much of the Everglades.