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Monkey business

Among the primates living in one rural Florida county, about 11% aren't human. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Cash menageries: Exotic and wild animals as entertainment in Florida

Some exotic animals in Florida live in accredited zoos and respected conservation facilities. Most, however, are either held for research or serve as entertainment — housed in roadside attractions or rented as backdrops for corporate events or birthday parties. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Where the bongos and bantengs roam

A media-shy billionaire's ranch may look like a glorified rich guy's zoo, but it does serious and lauded research. More than 1,000 animals — including rhinos and pygmy hippos — are studied there. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

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Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway
Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway

Florida wildlife officials say residents and visitors should expect to see gators at an increasing rate as mating season ramps up.


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