Flickr: Callocephalon PhotographyThis is what a shearwater looks like when it's alive.For those fretting about the effect of the Gulf spill on seabirds, fret not for the greater shearwaters. Yes, some 35 of those majestic birds have been found dead along the South Florida coast, from Delray to C ... More >>
Courtesy of Greg BryantGreg Bryant raises reticulated pythons, the longest snakes in the world. From the Retic Ranch in Delray Beach, he breeds animals that can grow to 20 feet and top 100 pounds and sells them around the world. His livelihood is now threatened by federal legislation, proposed la ... More >>
flickr.comA panther photographed in Palm Beach county last year.One of the latest came at the end of December, on I-75 in western Broward county. It was a 110-pound male, crossing the highway around 1 a.m. Last year, 17 Florida panthers were killed by vehicles, according to the Florida Fish and W ... More >>
Baby, it's cold outside.Iguanas falling from the sky.Pythons slithering from the swamps and into suburban yards in search of warmth. It would make a great horror movie if it weren't true life. It's been so frigid in South Florida this week that 250 sea turtles in cold shock have already been pick ... More >>
Dr. Rene Varela The local community of marine mammal experts is a relatively small one, so the Juice has been asking some high-level folks in the scientific community to weigh in on the recent controversy surrounding veterinarian Dr. Rene Varela, candidate for mayor of Lake Worth. One expert, wh ... More >>
PETA says: Stun and decapitateFlorida Fish and Wildlife has yet to respond to a July 30th letter from Lori Kettler, senior counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), concerning humane death for Florida's thousands of Burmese pythons. Tori Perry, senior cruelty caseworker at P ... More >>
The rock python's scary-sexy maw.Amnesty Day is coming up on October 3, but that's amnesty for you, not for our scaly friends. Owners of exotic reptiles may turn in their anacondas at Gatorland in Orlando, no questions asked. It's time for Spot the reticulated python to find a new home, if he sur ... More >>
Our friend, the Burmese python.Wild critters in Florida have many subtle ways of fighting the predations of man. And now that Florida has declared open season on invasive pythons, it's a good bet that the snakes are going to have the last word, even if it's spoken with forked tongue. Python meat ... More >>
The day is upon us. Yes, every Simpsons fan knows Whacking Day started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish. And yes, technically Texas has had organized snake whacking for years. But now Florida's bravest most cunning snake-hatingest citizens will descend upon the swamps of this state ... More >>
The Cove expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins, but what about the uglies?
Bitten on the set of a Rick Ross video, Mark McCarthy now squares off against animal activists.
Guess what, boaters? A researcher at Florida Atlantic University says that motoring slowly through designated manatee protection habitats may put the meandering sea cows at greater risk of getting hacked up by your boat's motor. Says Dr. Edmund Gerstein, the univer ... More >>
That Redline Frame of Mind
Somebody Bad Stole the Manatees
Local entrepreneurs say they've perfected a sunblock with a twist: It repels sharks
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.
Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam.
Fern Forest Nature Center
Wild Cargo Pets & Supplies
The Norton's "Birdspace" takes us to a sprightlier world
The Explore Store Museum of Discovery and Science Museum of Discovery and Science Museum of Discovery and Science
Who are you calling a lepidopteran?
The cats and cannons of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus have come to town
A whimsical journey on the wings of a butterfly
By Susan Eastman
Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Save the baby sea turtles!
Lake Worth Pier
"Monsters of the Deep" features squids and sharks and dinosaurs -- oh, my!
Big wave-riding among the sharks of New Smyrna Beach -- the calm before NYC's storm
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
Arthur: A Live Adventure
Lion Country Safari
West of U.S. Highway 27
Forget strip malls, condos, and highways. Loxahatchee Groves is a place of dirt roads, wild pets, and eccentric residents.
Manatee Viewing Area
Dolphin activist RussRector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
Dolphin activist Russ Rector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
State wildlife officials say that amateur hotlines set up to help protect endangered manatees are putting the animals at risk