Wildlife Health

Wildlife Health

The Wildlife Health team stationed at the Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville consists of wildlife veterinarians, wildlife biologists, support staff, and volunteers. This team is responsible for monitoring terrestrial wildlife disease throughout Florida in addition to conducting research in the field of wildlife health. The Research Lab is home to a necropsy laboratory where the Wildlife Health team can examine and study various wildlife species.  

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Avian Influenza

Report bird mortality events

Report bat mortality events

Report fish kills: 800-636-0511

Report deer sick or dead of unknown causes: 886-293-9282

Report wildlife emergencies to Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922


 



FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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