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Marineland Lecture – Available LIVE via Google Hangout on Air

Don't worry if you didn't get tickets to our upcoming Marineland Lecture. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EST tune-in to watch our Marineland Lecture LIVE (click here to access). Chris Coco, Director of Zoological Operations, Fishes and Invertebrates at the Georgia Aquarium will discuss his work with the very cool sand tiger [...]

May 10th, 2016|Education, Events, Lectures, News, Wildlife|Comments Off on Marineland Lecture – Available LIVE via Google Hangout on Air

Wild Turkeys Spotted Wandering GTM Trails

Wild Turkeys are large birds with long legs, wide, rounded tails, and a small head on a long, slim neck. Florida is home to two subspecies of wild turkey — the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) and the Osceola or Florida wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola).  The Florida wild turkey is [...]

April 5th, 2016|Wildlife|Comments Off on Wild Turkeys Spotted Wandering GTM Trails

Piglets found wandering around GTM trails

The wild pig Sus scrofa, also called the wild hog, wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Wild pigs are omnivorous (eating all kinds of foods, both plants and animals) and feed by rooting with their broad [...]

March 11th, 2016|Wildlife|Comments Off on Piglets found wandering around GTM trails

Florida Bobcat spotted at GTM

Check out what we found on our forest cams! The most common wildcat in North America, the bobcat Lynx rufus is named for its short, bobbed tail. They are medium-sized cats and are slightly smaller, but similar in appearance to their cousin, the lynx Felis lynx. Though not commonly found during the day time, keep an eye [...]

March 3rd, 2016|Wildlife|Comments Off on Florida Bobcat spotted at GTM