National Key Deer Refuge
|National Key Deer Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Male key deer on No Name Key in the Florida Keys.
|Location||Monroe County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Big Pine Key, Florida|
|Area||8,542 acres (34.57 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||National Key Deer Refuge|
The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of upland forests, 5,100 acres (21 km2) of wetlands, and 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) of marsh. 2,278 acres (9.22 km2) of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.
- Media related to National Key Deer Refuge at Wikimedia Commons
- National Key Deer Refuge official site and information sheet and maps
- Florida Keys.com
- Bird checklist
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