Florida's Fragile Wildlife: 8 Endangered Species You Should Know 

 May 26th , 2024

Team LTG

The Sunshine State is home to unique and diverse wildlife, but many species face an uncertain future. Discover 8 endangered animals struggling to survive in Florida. 

The state animal, this elusive big cat, is critically endangered, with only a small population remaining. 

Florida Panther

Gentle giants facing threats from boat strikes, habitat loss, and harmful algal blooms. 

Florida Manatee

Tiny and adorable, these deer are unique to the Florida Keys, but their small population is vulnerable. 

Key Deer

Found in South Florida, these apex predators face habitat loss and human conflict. 

American Crocodile

One of North America's rarest bats struggling due to habitat destruction and pesticide use. 

Florida Bonneted Bat

Loggerhead, green, leatherback – all face threats from entanglement, pollution, and nesting site loss. 

Sea Turtles (Multiple Species)

A unique bird only found in Florida scrub habitat, which is rapidly diminishing. 

Florida Scrub-Jay

This specialized bird of prey relies on a single snail species for food, making it highly vulnerable to changes in its ecosystem. 

Everglades Snail Kite