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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 6 in Sanford

May 01, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. This free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. 

Lionfish and festivals and reward programs, OH MY!

May 01, 2017 

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) raises awareness about lionfish; a nonnative, invasive species that has a potential negative impact on native species and habitat. 

Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits in May!

May 01, 2017 

May is here, and so is the start of the Phase I application period for applying for alligator and fall quota, special opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits.  

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