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Florida will continue to monitor a deer disease even after no detection this year

Wildlife officials have not found any other deer infected with fatal chronic wasting disease after one last year.

“Stand your ground” law against bears advances in State House

Listen:   A State House bill that would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened advanced in a House subcommittee Friday. But, opponents say that killing the bears...

A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.

Coffeeland. Restoring Eden.

Augustine Sedgewick – Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug What do you know about coffee? A wonderful new book will change how you look at – or taste coffee...

Audubon Florida says the Wilson’s Plover shorebird is ‘threatened’

Audubon Florida wants the state to designate the Wilson’s Plover, a type of coastal wading bird, as a threatened species.
Eastern indigo snake

Eastern indigo snake pushed out of habitat by overdevelopment

The  Eastern Indigo Snake is a threatened species, and the overdevelopment of the snake’s natural habitat may be the cause.
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Rabies reported in Pasco County

Pasco County has issued a rabies alert. The rabies alert is in response to a cat that tested positive on Tuesday.

Director of wildlife sanctuary addresses gator attacks and relocating the facility

Amy Kight, executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, in Jupiter, Florida, discusses the recent deadly alligator attack in Fort Pierce, and their relocation plans.

Grad student discusses how her research inadvertently yielded results with significant implications for invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida

Kelly Crandall--a graduate student at Southern Illinois University (SIU)--discusses on “Talking Animals” how her research focusing on raccoons and opossums inadvertently yielded results with significant implications about the Burmese python, a rampant invasive species in...

Kate Benjamin: expert on designing cat-friendly homes

Kate Benjamin offers expertise on designing stylish, cat-friendly homes--and lives with 13 cats in her two-bedroom condo.

Largo-based lawyer specializes in pet law services

April Goodwin is an attorney and founder of Largo-based The Goodwin Firm, a law firm specializing in pet law services
live music singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards

Singer Kathleen Edwards discusses being a part-time St. Pete resident, shows, dogs, cats, birds and more

Singer-songwriter-animal champion Kathleen Edwards discusses becoming a part-time St. Pete resident, dogs, siamese cats--and performs four songs.

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