Endangered Species

Wood Storks

The refuge supports one of the highest numbers of endangered and threatened species within the National Wildlife Refuge system.

  • Eastern Indigo Snake

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    The eastern indigo snake, the largest non-poisonous snake in North America, can reach eight feet in length.

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  • Florida Scrub-jay

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    Similar in size and color to the blue jay, the scrub jay lacks a crest and is grey around the shoulders.

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  • Gopher Tortoise

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    The only tortoise east of Texas, the gopher tortoise is found mostly in the well-drained scrub habitat.

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  • Southeastern Beach Mouse

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    The protected beach of the refuge combined with the beach of the Cape Canaveral Air Station and Canaveral National Seashore may be the last population stronghold for this tiny rodent.

  • West Indian Manatee

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    These gentle slow-moving creatures frequent the refuge year round.

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  • Wood Stork

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    Wood storks can be found wading in the refuge impoundments or in the shallow ditches, looking for fish.

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