Wildlife Health

Wildlife Health

The Wildlife Health team stationed at the Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville consists of wildlife veterinarians, wildlife biologists, support staff, and volunteers. This team is responsible for monitoring terrestrial wildlife disease throughout Florida in addition to conducting research in the field of wildlife health. The Research Lab is home to a necropsy laboratory where the Wildlife Health team can examine and study various wildlife species.  

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Avian Influenza

Report bird mortality events

Report bat mortality events

Report fish kills: 800-636-0511

Report deer sick or dead of unknown causes: 866-293-9282

Report wildlife emergencies to Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922

 

 



FWC Facts:
Help remove nonnative lionfish from Florida waters to limit negative impacts to native fish and wildlife. They can be speared, caught in hand-held nets or on hook and line.

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