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American Zoo & Aquarium Association
Brevard Zoo - 8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-7924. Tel:321-254-9453
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA's vision is to work cooperatively to save and protect the wonders of the living natural world.

FloridaFlights.com: Our Guide to Florida Wildlife

Anclote Key State Preserve
Rare and endangered species find sanctuary here, delighting thousands of nature lovers each year

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559. Tel: 772-562-3909 ext 258
The twenty mile section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach in Florida is the most important nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles in the western hemisphere and the second most important nesting beach in the world. Twenty-five percent of all loggerhead sea turtle and 35% of all green sea turtle nests in the United States occur in this twenty mile zone.

Central Florida Zoological Park
3755 N.W. Highway 17-92 at I-4 (Exit 104) Sanford, Florida
Enter the enchanted, tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo, a relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family

Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
P.O Box 548, Copeland, FL 33926. Tel:941- 695-4593
This remote forested swamp is home to endangered animals such as Florida panthers and Everglades minks, and rare plants such as ghost orchids and royal palm trees.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park

Jacksonville Zoo
8605 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida 32218. Tel:904-757-4463
A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo is growing and changing daily, with over 1,000 rare and exotic creatures

Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, FL. 33470. Tel:561-793-1084
A drive through cageless zoo. A spectacular place housing many rare & threatened species

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Route 402 from north Titusville. Tel: 321-861-0667
This 220 sq mile refuge is the second largest sanctuary in Florida & hosts more than 22 threatened/endangered species including the 2,000-pound Florida manatee, eastern indigo snake, gopher tortoise and peregrine falcon, more than any other refuge in the United States. You will find up to 400 Manatees making the North Banana River home in the spring. The area teems with more than 31 species of mammals, 331 types of birds and 113 species of fish - over 500 species of wildlife in all. You can seek out the 1045 species of flora that are found here. The Visitors Information Center provides exhibits, literature, rangers, outdoor educational activities and lecture programs.

Miami Metro Zoo
12400 SW 152 St. Miami, Fl. 33177. Tel:305-251-0400
Metrozoo houses more than 700 wild animals in a cageless setting that closely approximates the animals' natural habitats and gives the visitor the feeling of embarking on an international safari

Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium offers a unique experience where you can learn about marine research and see marine life up close. Home of the nation's third Giant Squid Specimen Exhibit, and 'Molly Mollusk.' You will also see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, and much more!

Natural Habitat Zoo
3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL 32310-6325.; Tel:850-576-1636
The Tallahassee Museum is one of the few museums in the nation combining a natural habitat zoo of indigenous wildlife, a collection of historical buildings and artifacts and an environmental science center on a beautiful 52 acre lake side setting.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pelican Island & Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuges. 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960-3. Tel: 772-562-3909
Over 30 species of birds use Pelican Island as a rookery, roost, feeding ground or loafing area. Celebrating 100 years as the first U.S. Refuge on 14th March 2003.

Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, Fl 33405. Tel:561-547-WILD
This zoo is an asset to the local community by preserving the cultural heritage of Palm Beach County

Turkey Creek Sanctuary Palm Bay
Walk through sand pines, saw palmettos and live oaks that emerge from ancient sand dunes created 120,000 years ago on a 4,000--foot boardwalk. This is a major stopover for spring and fall migratory birds.

Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary
805 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island. Tel:321-868-1123
Great bird watching, canoe and hiking trails, fishing pier, guided tours.

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