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Florida animals and its types


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Animals in florida includes florida panther,black bear,florida deer,bobcat with wide varities,most of the animals are found in north america.

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Florida animals and its types

  1. 2. <ul><li>Florida Panther: </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida panther are commonly found in Western Texas and throughout the southeastern states, but now found only in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>The place of habitat of Florida panther include cypress swamps, pine and hardwood hammock forests. </li></ul><ul><li>They generally feed on white-tailed deer and also on rabbits, raccoons, wild hog, armadillo and birds. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Black Bear: </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida black bear is black with a brown muzzle. Some have a white patch on their chests. The black deer are omnivores and diet on berries, palmetto fruits, nuts, roots, insects, small mammals, fish and carrion. These species are generally seen in dense forests, both wetland and upland forests. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Key Deer: </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Key Deer is the smallest race of North American deer. The habitat of key deer is island with permanent freshwater. These animals need freshwater for their survival. They feed on native plants such as red, black and white mangroves, thatch palm berries and over 160 other species of plants. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Bobcat: </li></ul><ul><li>The Bobcat is a North American wild cat. </li></ul><ul><li>These animals display reddish-brown or yellowish-brown coats with black or dark brown streaks and have outstanding, pointed ears with a bunch of black hair at the tip. </li></ul><ul><li>The lower part of their body is white. The bobcat got its name due to its bobbed tail. Bobcats are roughly 25&ndash; 30 cm (10&ndash; 12 inches) high at the shoulder. </li></ul><ul><li>The male Bobcat typically weighs from 11&ndash; 16 kg (24&ndash; 35 lb). </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Manatee: </li></ul><ul><li>Manatees often referred, as sea cows are large water mammals. </li></ul><ul><li>The Trichechidae differ from the Dugongidae in the skull and tail shape. Manatees contain a paddle-shaped tail, while the Dugong possesses a forked tail. </li></ul><ul><li>Manatee is an herbivorous animal that grazes in shallow waters. </li></ul><ul><li>The shallow marshy coastal area of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean Sea houses the Manatee. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Diamondback Terrapin: </li></ul><ul><li>The Diamondback Terrapin is a salt swamp turtle and lives only in brackish water. </li></ul><ul><li>It lives in the coastal waters from Massachusetts down to Florida, and around to Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>There are seven categories of Diamondback Terrapin, and it is Malaclemys terrapin centrata that lives here in northeast Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>The turtle gets its name from the diamond-shaped designs on its shell. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Wild Boars: </li></ul><ul><li>Wild boars (Sus scrofa) are native to North America. The wild boars you see today are the huge grandchild of the European boars brought here a long time ago. They are NOT pink with curly tails. </li></ul><ul><li>Wild boars are large - sometimes 5 feet long, and weigh up to 300 pounds. </li></ul><ul><li>They have stiff black fur and straight tails. </li></ul><ul><li>The males have tusks that curl out of their mouth. They are not long tusks like an elephant’s, but they are still 2-5 inches long and can really hurt you! Sometimes wild boars will breed with pot-bellied pigs. </li></ul>