Florida has an abundance of wildlife, on land, in the waters, and in the air.
I mentioned some of the wildlife in the article: alligators, sharks, pythons, and bears.
My favorite Florida wildlife is manatees (sometimes called sea cows). I find them endearing.
Manatees are very large mammals (up to 3,500 pounds), but they are peaceable slow-moving herbivores. They are native to Florida and have been designated the official marine mammal of the state. They are an endangered species.
The official state animal is the panther (Felis concolor coryi), (also an endangered species). The official state bird is the Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). The official state freshwater fish is the Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus). The official Florida saltwater fish is the Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus). There are other categories of official Florida animals, but these are the main ones.
You can get more information about Florida's wildlife at this website: