National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key

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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.
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 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • We drove around Big Pine Key on paved and unpaved roads as the Refuge covers most of the island. We saw several deer in their natural habitat along the the road eating or just staring back at us. They...  more »
  • We stopped here on the way home from Key West and saw a key deer on the corner near the visitor center. It looked like Bambi. The visitor center was closed though. Later we drove around the refuge to ...  more »
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