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Endemic and Endangered Woodrat
A unique resident of North Key Largo is endemic, meaning that it is found in the wild only here and nowhere else in the world. A large portion of this area where the endangered Key Largo woodrat lives includes Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.
Anastasia Beach Mouse
Who can you find scurrying among the sacred vegetation of the park’s coastal dunes? Why the endangered Anastasia Beach Mouse! Marked with a light buff colored back, pure white underparts, and indistinct white markings on their face, this adorable creature has become this park’s unofficial mascot.
Florida Scrub Jay
It’s the state’s only endemic bird, which means the Florida scrub-jay is found nowhere else, and its need for a specific habitat is one reason why scrub-jay numbers are declining. The only bird species that requires a sandy, scrubby habitat to survive is the Florida scrub-jay.