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VICTORY: the FWC will keep protections in place for the critically endangered Goliath Grouper. Thank you to everyone who spoke out for these gentle giants!
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Photo📸: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Flickr at https://bit.ly/2HVrdlm
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#florida #goliathgrouper #fish #ocean #oceans #sealife #oceanprotection #environment #conservation #gentlegiants #keepflwild #floridawildlife #floridawild #missiongoliath #bigfish #endangered #endangeredspecies


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In case you were wondering, Tesoro does all of his own stunts and we are totally here for it! 📹 Zoo Ambassador @betsystibal


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Photos by @CarltonWard // A large section of Blackbeard’s Ranch in Southwest Florida inland of Sarasota has just been protected by a conservation easement [news article link in my bio]. The photo shows important longleaf pine habitat near where the 4,500-acre ranch connects to Myakka River State Park. The new protections contribute to an important regional wildlife corridor that is home to burrowing owls, Sherman fox squirrels, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida black bears. It also also important to the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther and protecting the headwaters of the Myakka watershed, essential to the health of the Charlotte Harbor estuary and Gulf of Mexico. The easement was funded by @nfwf through the @usdagov Wetland Reserve Program. Blackbeard’s Ranch raises Braford, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle in pastures interspersed with oak hammocks, palms and pines. Florida ranches preserve some of the state’s best wildlife habitat while connecting public lands through the statewide @fl_wildcorridor. Please follow @carltonward for more. #pathofthepanther #floridawild #keepFLWild @flcattlemen @carltonwardgallery


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...Black-crowned night heron.
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@repost from @natgeo Photos by @CarltonWard // A large section of Blackbeard’s Ranch in Southwest Florida inland of Sarasota has just been protected by a conservation easement [news article link in my bio]. The photo shows important longleaf pine habitat near where the 4,500-acre ranch connects to Myakka River State Park. The new protections contribute to an important regional wildlife corridor that is home to burrowing owls, Sherman fox squirrels, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida black bears. It also also important to the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther and protecting the headwaters of the Myakka watershed, essential to the health of the Charlotte Harbor estuary and Gulf of Mexico. The easement was funded by @nfwf through the @usdagov Wetland Reserve Program. Blackbeard’s Ranch raises Braford, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle in pastures interspersed with oak hammocks, palms and pines. Florida ranches preserve some of the state’s best wildlife habitat while connecting public lands through the statewide @fl_wildcorridor. Please follow @carltonward for more. #pathofthepanther #floridawild #keepFLWild @flcattlemen @carltonwardgallery


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Post by @australianshepherdpets from @natgeo
Video by // Healed from a vehicle strike, an endangered Florida panther was returned to the wild last week with her two cubs. The Florida panther is the last subspecies of the puma surviving in eastern United States. Motor vehicle collisions, the leading cause of death for panthers, kill nearly 35 per year. This panther mother was struck by a vehicle near Naples in December and rescued by biologists from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission . They knew she had young offspring that could not survive on their own and successfully caught two cubs and rejoined them with their mother at White Oak Conservation, where the family was rehabilitated with minimal contact by humans. This is the first time a Florida panther family (and possibly any puma family) has been returned to the wild together. This was the second time this panther mother had been hit by a car. Please see for more photos and the link in my bio for the full story. Shot for my #PathofthePanther project with National Geographic focused on the protection of the that panthers and other wildlife need to survive. #panther #floridawild #keepflwild
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Post by @australianshepherdpets from @natgeo
Photos by // A large section of Blackbeard’s Ranch in Southwest Florida inland of Sarasota has just been protected by a conservation easement [news article link in my bio]. The photo shows important longleaf pine habitat near where the 4,500-acre ranch connects to Myakka River State Park. The new protections contribute to an important regional wildlife corridor that is home to burrowing owls, Sherman fox squirrels, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida black bears. It also also important to the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther and protecting the headwaters of the Myakka watershed, essential to the health of the Charlotte Harbor estuary and Gulf of Mexico. The easement was funded by through the Wetland Reserve Program. Blackbeard’s Ranch raises Braford, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle in pastures interspersed with oak hammocks, palms and pines. Florida ranches preserve some of the state’s best wildlife habitat while connecting public lands through the statewide . Please follow for more. #pathofthepanther #floridawild #keepFLWild
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“I’m still taking reservations to go behind-the-scenes with me & Katherine in the Koala Forest.” - Love, Oz 🐨Link in bio🐨 📷 Zoo Ambassador @betsystibal


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Florida's #WestCoastBestCoast
Growing up here certainly makes one feel connected to the forest, swamp, harbor and gulf.
Protecting and preserving our wild, natural habitat while balancing increased development is definitely difficult.
However, I truly feel that there are so many like-hearted who not only feel similarly, but can actually activate conservation and preservation for Florida's most beautiful areas.
It is so amazing to see @natgeo and @carltonward highlight what to me, is truly Florida.
@Regrann from @natgeo - Photos by @CarltonWard // A large section of Blackbeard’s Ranch in Southwest Florida inland of Sarasota has just been protected by a conservation easement [news article link in my bio]. The photo shows important longleaf pine habitat near where the 4,500-acre ranch connects to Myakka River State Park. The new protections contribute to an important regional wildlife corridor that is home to burrowing owls, Sherman fox squirrels, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida black bears. It also also important to the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther and protecting the headwaters of the Myakka watershed, essential to the health of the Charlotte Harbor estuary and Gulf of Mexico. The easement was funded by @nfwf through the @usdagov Wetland Reserve Program. Blackbeard’s Ranch raises Braford, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle in pastures interspersed with oak hammocks, palms and pines. Florida ranches preserve some of the state’s best wildlife habitat while connecting public lands through the statewide @fl_wildcorridor. Please follow @carltonward for more. #pathofthepanther #floridawild #keepFLWild @flcattlemen @carltonwardgallery - #regrann


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Photos by @CarltonWard // A large section of Blackbeard’s Ranch in Southwest Florida inland of Sarasota has just been protected by a conservation easement [news article link in my bio]. The photo shows important longleaf pine habitat near where the 4,500-acre ranch connects to Myakka River State Park. The new protections contribute to an important regional wildlife corridor that is home to burrowing owls, Sherman fox squirrels, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida black bears. It also also important to the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther and protecting the headwaters of the Myakka watershed, essential to the health of the Charlotte Harbor estuary and Gulf of Mexico. The easement was funded by @nfwf through the @usdagov Wetland Reserve Program. Blackbeard’s Ranch raises Braford, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle in pastures interspersed with oak hammocks, palms and pines. Florida ranches preserve some of the state’s best wildlife habitat while connecting public lands through the statewide @fl_wildcorridor. Please follow @carltonward for more. #pathofthepanther #floridawild #keepFLWild @flcattlemen @carltonwardgallery


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Check out the bite marks on this fossil Dugong rib section from a recent trip! The shark clearly had serrated teeth, and is likely to have been Megalodon! It's hard to beat a fossil that tells a story.


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Looking for a new adventure, Kayli and I brought our paddle boards to Blue Springs last week to see what we could see. It was my first time using my new water housing and trying to capture split shots. It was challenging to get the aperture and shutter speeds dialed in but we had a blast with the locals. The manatees chased me around as I tried to lay on my board and photo toward Kayli, making for some interesting angles. Swipe for my favorite, a little out of focus but awesome to watch this guy (gal?) rubbing on her fins and spinning circles under her board!
Note: all interactions were passive and initiated by the manatees. 🏄🏽‍♀️🌊🐄
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A Snail Kite soaring above Alachua Sink. Lately I have been seeing multiple snail kites around La Chua Trail. One adult male and two immature or females, plus an immature kite at Sweetwater. It would be wonderful if snail kites started nesting around Paynes Prairie. The presence of snail kites has been the highlight of the flooding from Irma. #snailkite #paynesprairie #flstateparks #birding #keepflwild #roamflorida


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More gorgeous Florida. I'm so lucky to have the Tropical Studio here! Repost via #rePLANOLY from @carltonward
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The Gulf coast of Florida is one of my favorite places in the world. Here the Aucilla River spreads out into the Gulf in an area known as the Forgotten Coast. During the 2015 @fl_wildcorridor #Glades2Gulf Expedition we explored this river and nearly 20 others during our journey from the Everglades Headwaters near Orlando to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola. Further upstream, the Aucilla actually disappears underground beneath the limestone and reappears several times on its way to the coast. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #GulfofMexico


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During my time at FAU I’ve had the amazing opportunity to spend countless hours in Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park doing research. I believe the national parks are one of America’s best ideas and is something that sets us apart from the rest of the world 🇺🇸! I’m happy to celebrate #nationalparkweek by sharing some pictures of the gator buddies I’ve made out in the swamp! 🍎 for scale 🐊


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Photo by Steve Newborn / @wusfpublicmedia “An animal that's deep in the forest in one of these swamps may live 99 percent of its life away from the noises of man and then coming into proximity with the Interstate is just a wall of sound and vibration and speed it doesn't contemplate - it hasn't had to deal with ever in its life...” #heartland2headwaters #connectprotectrestore #KeepFLwild

Read the full story in the link in our bio!🐾


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I love Florida, natural, wild Florida. To look around this hydric hammock and know many unique places like this may be torn town in the future, fills me with the same sorrow as losing someone you love. We must do everything we can to secure, and preserve the precious nature we have in Florida because it exists like this nowhere else in the world. We only have one Florida, once it's gone it's gone. It's not yet too late. Get involved. Say something, do something. 🌴
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📷: @grandioseideations

#flhiker #americanhiking #floridahikes #wildlifetracking #realflorida #hikefl #floridahikingalliance #NatureFL #flogrown #floridatrails #orienteering #floridaexplored #explorefl #hiker_collective #hikingculture #hiking_lifestyle #roamflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #keepfloridawild #keepflwild #pureflorida #natureobservation #floridalife #iloveflorida #nature_seekers #flstateparks #hikingaddict #naturalflorida #blackhammock


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Another great paddle in the books! These folks did amazing and had an epic adventure paddling 8.5 miles down the Rock Springs Run to the Wekiva River from King’s Landing! 🌴🌴🌴🌀🌴🌴🌴
🌴 #GetOutside with #LifeSurvival 🌴
🍃 Connecting People with #Nature 🍃

#OptOutside #FloridaLife #DailyLife #Paradise #YayNature #PicOfTheDay #KeepFLWild #RealFlorida #Adventure #AaronPhillips #Wilderness #WildernessCulture #Discover #Outdoors #Love #Family #Friends #Life #LifeOfAdventure #LifeIsBeautiful #NatureIsBeautiful #Wild #KeepItWild #Guide #kayaking #canoeing #SUP


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...Breeding season plumage is still in full effect.
#floridawild #keepflwild
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*yawn* “Wake me up when the weekend is here!” - Sassy the Florida panther 📷@havenskye


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A beautiful little Megalodon in screen ❤️. Time to take advantage of this mild weather to hit the creeks. Soon the heat ans mosquitos will be rough. Then it's to the rivers we go!


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Another exciting “edventure” with Nature’s Academy!! Our students snorkeled the chilly waters of King’s Bay and they were fortunate enough to witness some of nature’s beautiful creatures. Manatees! Watch as this mother and her baby gracefully move through the water. A truly remarkable sight!! 🌴🌊💙 #EverydayNature #Florida #Wildlife #NaturesAcademy #WildlifeEarth #Science #ScienceEducation #MySprings #FieldTrips #OutdoorEducation #OutdoorFieldTrips #Manatee #Mammals #StrongerTogether #NatureIsBeautiful #Nature #LifelongLearners #CrystalRiver #KingsBay #Snorkeling #KeepFloridaWild #KeepFLWild @americanprodiving


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Repost via #rePLANOLY by @carltonward
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Today is #EvergladesDay! I captured this photo just after sunset from a Cessna 177 airplane looking out over the Ten Thousand Islands. Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, including the largest contiguous protective mangrove forest in the western hemisphere. The park has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site and a Wetland of International Importance, one of only three locations in the world to appear on all three lists. #Everglades #Mangroves #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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*THE CLOCK IS TICKING* #GreatGive424 IS ON! Please consider making a donation to YOUR ZOO today, during this unique 24-hour period of online giving. It will allow us to continue providing top-notch care to OVER 500 ANIMALS, many of them endangered, who live here in #ThePalmBeaches! YOUR ZOO THANKS & ❤️ YOU! 👉🏼Link in bio👈🏼


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Photo / @alexofthewild. Reminiscing on mornings spent paddleboarding through cypress-rimmed lakes. The #heartland2headwaters team is back to their respective urban homes and processing all that we learned during our trek through this imperiled piece of the Corridor. We made interesting discoveries, worked through tough obstacles, and ultimately proved that navigating this #corridoratacrossroads is still possible. But for how long? Use your voice and your power to help #keepflwild; vote, advocate, use less, conserve more, and work to share this planet with all our wild neighbors. It’s as much theirs as it is ours 🌿🐾🌏 #connectprotectrestore


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He said
I'm just one man, that's all I'll ever be
I never can be everything you wanted from me
I've got plans so big
That any blind man could see
I'm standing in the river
Now I'm drowning in the sea
#bonjovi #miracle #floridawild #keepflwild #cowboy #ranch #horse #fight #ring #cowboys #cowboyup #bullriding #bullride #pbr #bodybuildingmotivation #boxing #boxe #boxeo #boxingday #boxinglife #nopainnogain #bodybuildingcom #nevergiveup #neversurrender #stayhungry #stayhealthy #staystrong #wild #countrylife


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...a tri-color heron blending in nicely.
#floridawild #keepflwild *All prints available for purchase at:
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Still thinking about that color at dawn from this past Saturday on the prairie. 😍 #sunrise #floridasunrise #kissimmeeprairiepreservestatepark #kissimmeeprairie #flstateparks #itsamazingoutthere #roamflorida #keepflwild


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Can anyone help me identify this fascinating creature? Is it a species of Mantis? It was found in Central Florida.
UPDATE: Thank you to @entoscf
and @mantismonarchxi for identifying this fellow as a Florida Bark Mantis.
#insect #insects #bug #bugs #entymology #mantis #prayingmantis #wasp #wasps #keepflwild #florida #nature #environment #conservation #namethatinsect #namethatbug #wildlife #animal #animals #animalkingdom #naturephotography #biodiversity #bugsofinstagram #insectsofinstagram


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ONE WEEK LEFT TO VOTE FOR PALM BEACH ZOO! Please HELP US WIN the 27th Annual Providencia Tourism Award in #ThePalmBeaches! YOU ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE *ONCE DAILY*, PER EMAIL ADDRESS, THRU APRIL 30TH! PLEASE VOTE and HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! 👉🏼Link in bio👈🏼


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Being pregnant doesn't mean being bedridden. It's not everyone's mama who is willing to ford an alligator riddled river, trek through bottomland jungle, climb sandhills into oak forests, read tracks left behind by panthers and bobcats, and explore all around her just for the fun of it. She says she can't wait to show me wild Florida. My mama is far from basic. 👶🏽
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📷: @floridamink aka daddy

#expectinganenigma #flhiker #americanhiking #floridahikes #wildlifetracking #realflorida #hikefl #floridahikingalliance #NatureFL #flogrown #floridatrails #aheadofthecurve #floridaexplored #explorefl #hiker_collective #hikingculture #hiking_lifestyle #roamflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #keepfloridawild #keepflwild #pureflorida #natureobservation #floridalife #iloveflorida #nature_seekers #flstateparks #hikingaddict #naturalflorida


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...every time I visit Big Cypress National Preserve, I'm very glad to see the Woodstork population continue grow! Today, they are listed as threatened - upgraded from endangered.
#floridawild #keepflwild
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....More breeding plumage featuring a tri-color heron. #floridawild #keepflwild
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My parents @grandioseideations and @floridamink have high hopes of me being some wayfaring explorer, world travelling, crime fighting, scientific, Rhodes Scholar with an awesome GPA and a future concerned with environmentalism and doing good. But me, I'm just happy to be here and enjoy kicking mommy's tummy. See you all later this summer! 👶🏽
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📷: @grandioseideations aka mommy

#expectinganenigma #flhiker #americanhiking #floridahikes #wildlifetracking #realflorida #hikefl #floridahikingalliance #NatureFL #flogrown #floridatrails #aheadofthecurve #floridaexplored #explorefl #hiker_collective #hikingculture #hiking_lifestyle #roamflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #keepfloridawild #keepflwild #pureflorida #natureobservation #floridalife #iloveflorida #nature_seekers #flstateparks #hikingaddict #naturalflorida


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....late afternoon in the swamp can be magical. A juvenile Ibis. #floridawild #keepflwild
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..."good morning, fish or snake?" Umm, Snake please! 🙃
#floridawild #keepflwild
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...late afternoon sun made the perfect "glow" as this Ibis preened its wings.
#floridawild #keepflwild
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A Cardinal Airplant - Big Cypress National Preserve
#floridawild #keepflwild
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...Late afternoon - a Great Blue Heron resting.
#floridawild #keepflwild
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