Meet The 10 Most Popular Animals Of Florida

American Alligator: Found throughout Florida, especially in freshwater habitats like swamps, lakes, and rivers.

Florida Panther: A rare and endangered species of cougar that primarily inhabits the southern tip of Florida.

Manatee: Also known as sea cows, manatees are large, gentle marine mammals that can be seen in Florida's coastal waters.

Bottlenose Dolphin: Commonly found in Florida's coastal waters, bottlenose dolphins are known for their intelligence and playful behavior.

American Crocodile: Similar in appearance to alligators, American crocodiles are found in the coastal areas of South Florida.

Key Deer: A small species of deer found only in the Florida Keys, known for their diminutive size and gentle nature.

Roseate Spoonbill: A striking wading bird with a distinctive pink coloration, often found in Florida's wetlands and coastal areas.

Florida Black Bear: The only species of bear found in Florida, primarily inhabiting forested areas in the northern part of the state.

Diamondback Rattlesnake: A venomous snake found in various habitats throughout Florida, including forests, swamps, and marshes.

Florida Scrub Jay: A colorful and intelligent bird found only in Florida's scrub habitats, known for its bold behavior and vocalizations.