16 Jul 2018

Florida Panther

A Puma Subspecies

The Florida Panther is of the Puma subspecies which ranges from mountain lions, cougars, and more. This specific type of panther lives within the Everglades of Florida as well as the surrounding swamps. Panthers keep the wild boar population in check and are the main food source. The Panther is the official state animal. Although popular now and better understood, there was a time in the past when settlers mistook the nature of the Florida Panther. In the past, they were hunted into near extinction. This made the panthers one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. Today, one of the only ways to see such a creature would be during a Florida Swamp tour, with a lot of luck.

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21 Jun 2018

Everglades Birds

Bird Species of the Everglades

The Everglades National Park holds more than 350 species of birds and there are many ways to identify them. Generally, the birds of the glades can be placed into three different groups wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey. One of the most common kinds of birds you’ll come across is wading birds. Wading Birds all have long legs for wading in the shallow warm waters to catch their food. The White Ibis is a beautiful and commonly found wading bird. The ibis dines mostly on crayfish while most wading birds just prefer fish. The White Ibis is identified by its long curved beak that it uses to probe the shallows and mud in search of crayfish.

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