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Discover the Wild Side of Florida!

By Justin Sooter Posted on February 25, 2015

 

Environmental facts from the Sunshine State:

  • Cape Canaveral’s’ geography makes it ideal for rocket launches and space missions.
  • Florida’s State flower is the Orange Blossom.
  • Florida produces over 70% of oranges in the USA.
  • Florida is the world’s leading producer of grapefruit.
  • Florida’s state animal is the Florida Panther.
  • Panthers are still in the wild, making them an endangered animal, less than 100 are still around
  • Panthers can run up to 35 mph
  • The average length of a male panther is 7-8 feet
  • Florida’s state bird is the Northern Mockingbird.
  • Florida is the only place on Earth where Alligators and Crocodiles coexist in the same habitat.
  • There are over 7,000 natural lakes and 700 natural springs in Florida.
  • Florida has been hit by 37 major hurricanes.
  • There are 19,280 known sinkholes.
  • 663 miles of beaches.
  • 98 species of mammals inhabit Florida.
  • U.S. Route 1 runs 545 miles down the east coast of Florida.
  • Everglades National Park is the largest sawgrass swamp in the world.
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