Survey: 949 Endangered Key Deer Survived Hurricane Irma In Florida Keys

"BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - Federal wildlife officials say Hurricane Irma didn't wipe out a herd of tiny, endangered deer found only in the Florida Keys.

According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey released late last week, 949 Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) survived the hurricane's 130-mph (209-kph) winds and 10 feet (3 meters) of storm surge.

Irma made landfall Sept. 10 near the National Key Deer Refuge, the only place where the 30-inch-tall (76-cm-tall) deer are found."

The Associated Press had the story October 23, 2017.

Source: AP, 10/23/2017