Wildlife Florida

Wildlife Florida Red-tailed Hawk at the Tallahassee Museum

Stroll the Museum’s elevated boardwalks and experience amazing living displays of native animals in their natural settings. Discover the rare Florida panther and red wolf, playful river otter, shy white-tailed deer, sleepy bears, tree climbing grey foxes, gobbling wild turkeys, and other native species.  Observe and appreciate these ambassadors from the wild who live or once lived in the Big Bend region. These animals would not survive in the wild; they were either raised in captivity or have limited abilities as a result of injury.

Native animals on exhibit include:

  • Red Wolf
  • Black Bear
  • North American River Otter
  • White Tailed Deer
  • Red Fox
  • Grey Fox
  • Striped Skunk
  • Florida Panther
  • Cougar
  • Birds of Prey – Bald Eagle, Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Red Tailed Hawk
  • Box Turtle
  • Duck – Ringneck, Wood, Lesser Scaup
  • Wild Turkey
  • Bobcat
  • Snakes – Eastern Indigo Snake, Florida Pine Snake, Gray Rat Snake, Red Rat Snake, Eastern King Snake, Banded Water Snakes, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth Snake
  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle