Animals

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Teens Arrested After Posting Video Of Lighting Gopher Tortoise On Fire, Stomping It To Death

Northeast Florida authorities say they’ve arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

File photo of a manatee. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Snooty The Manatee Celebrates 66th Birthday

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The manatee that’s believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday. Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to […]

CBS Tampa–07/20/2014

A baby Giraffe stands next to its mother in the zoo in Hanover (Photo creditNIGEL TREBLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Giraffes, 1 Anteater Born At Busch Gardens

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens Tampa is celebrating the births of three giraffes and an anteater. The theme park announced this week that the reticulated giraffes were born March 12, 14 and 18 to […]

CBS Tampa–05/10/2014

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Wildlife Agency Kills Several Bears After Attack

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A wildlife officer fatally shot several bears that exhibited dangerous behavior during an investigation of an attack in a central Florida neighborhood. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

18 state reps asking Obama administration to add 5 types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban. (Getty Images)

Rare Snake From Puerto Rico Found In Florida Shipment

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a Tampa […]

CBS Tampa–04/13/2014

File photo of a coyote. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Pit Bull Rescues Cat Being Attacked By Two Coyotes

A pit bull is credited with saving the life of a cat that was being attacked by two coyotes.

10/16/2013

File photo of a burmese python (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Owners Of Exotic Pets Can Surrender Them At Event

Instead of releasing exotic pets into the wild, owners can surrender their nonnative animals at an event in Broward County.

09/21/2013

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A Tampa Bay Guide To The Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo is much more than a place to see animals. The 56-acre park in the heart of Tampa Bay is filled with habitats of learning and excitement where you can explore the amazing wildlife that shares our world. Plus, if your looking for a great deal on admission price go on one of their bargain days where everyone young and old gets in for $6. Sunday Sept 15, is a $6 day.

09/11/2013

Chocolate, a miniature dachshund receives laser acupuncture therapy to help with lumbar disk herniation.  (credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Gainesville Vet Provides Holistic Pet Health Care

Acupuncture isn’t just for humans anymore.

08/12/2013

File photo of a pelican. (Photo by Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 100 Brown Pelicans Dead In Central Fla.

Florida wildlife officials are trying to figure out why more than 100 brown pelicans have died between Melbourne and Merritt Island.

03/15/2013

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