BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK

Yesterday we hired a *pontoon boat*and sailed the St John River in Deland which is about 45 minutes from Orlando

We saw lots of wildlife during the day including many alligators, turtles and a whole array of birds

We were also lucky enough to see a Manatee when we stopped off and moored at Blue Springs State Park

Read about the park here:- www.floridastateparks.org/park/Blue-Spring

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Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Florida Federal wildlife officials have reclassified the species as threatened although that won't change much in terms of regulations in Florida.

It came into effect on April 5th 2016 said Kate Brogan, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Green turtles have been protected under as an Endangered Species since 1978

Read about it here:- www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=conservation-efforts-for-florida-pacific-coast-green-sea-turtles-w&_ID=35542

#florida #nature #turtle #endangeredspecies #wildlife

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WILD FLORIDA INTRODUCES NEW BABY SLOTH, GEORGE

WILD FLORIDA INTRODUCES NEW BABY SLOTH, GEORGE

They named the baby Geogre after running a competition for people to choose his name and the winning name was George ( I actually know the winner Mike, who got to spend a day with George and his family at the park)

Wild Florida offer lots of animal interactions within the park and have over 200 animals on site

For more information see the website:- wildfloridairboats.com/wildlife-park/

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Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

Read more here:- Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says
Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

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