Airboat Ride Turns Into a History Lesson for UF President

President Fuchs snaps a photo of a rosette spoonbill as it flies over Snake Island, a nesting ground for thousands of birds near Cedar Key (Nina Cusmano/WUFT News).

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs spent his Sunday riding around Cedar Key in an airboat for the first time, visiting a Native American burial ground, climbing a lighthouse and exploring the area’s clam farms. The president’s daylong visit was another testament to his interest in the university’s ventures across all disciplines, said …

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Mother Hawk Struggles To Recover After Being Shot

After being rescued, an injured hawk is reunited with her two babies Wednesday for transport to the Animis Foundation. The hawk and her two babies will remain in their care until she is determined healthy enough to be released back into the wild. (Photo provided).

A hawk rescued by an Ocala non-profit wildlife group after being shot last week is recovering from surgery, but its future is uncertain, according to the veterinarian who performed the surgery. The hawk was operated on Wednesday morning after being shot from its nest Saturday at Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala. The hawk’s two chicks were …

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