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:
While most reptiles have three-chambered hearts, the heart of alligators, and all crocodilians, has 4 chambers – a trait shared with mammals and birds.

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