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The National Key Deer Refuge was established in 1957 to protect and preserve the endangered Key deer and other wildlife resources in the Florida Keys.

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    The National Key Deer Refuge was established to protect and preserve the endangered Key deer and other wildlife resources in the Florida Keys. Although surrounded by salt water, it is the freshwater that helps to determine which species live and thrive in the variety of habitats. The refuge is unique in that it protects 16 endangered and threatened fish and wildlife species.

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  • Habitat

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    The most important part of a wildlife refuge is the habitats it provides for its wildlife. Each animal found on the Refuge has a specific type of habitat that it prefers and needs to survive. The National Key Deer Refuge contains a number of different habitat types that provide for the specific needs of each species found on the Refuge.

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Page Photo Credits — Treefrog: Kristie Killam/USFWS, Egrets: Kristie Killam/USFWS, Hammock: Kristie Killam/USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2015
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