Florida panthers do not roar, but they do make sounds. These include chirps, peeps, whistles, moans, screams, growls, hisses and (like domestic cats), purrs. The Florida panther is the last subspecies of Puma still surviving in the eastern United States. Only about 100 of these rare creatures remain in the wild.
Manatees are the state of Florida’s official marine animal. Manatees can consume 7.5% of their body weight in vegetation every day.
Black Bears don’t fully hibernate during the winter, and sometimes wake up if disturbed. More than 90% of adult bear deaths are due to hunting, accidental motor vehicle hits and conflict with humans.
Although Chinese Alligators have flourished in captivity, there are less than 200 individuals left in the wild. Adult Chinese Alligators are nearly half the size of adult American Alligators.
Unlike ground dwelling kangaroos, the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo’s legs and forearms are almost exactly the same length.
Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys are both terrestrial and arboreal, which means they spend their time on land and in trees Over the past 40 years, the population of Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys has decreased by 50%.