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12 Amazing Wildlife Species That Call Louisiana Home

With 40% of the nation’s wetlands and more bayous, lakes, and rivers than you can count, it’s no surprise that Louisiana is home to countless species of birds, reptiles, insects, and fish. Here are some of the most prominent species in our state.

This is just a tiny sampling of the amazing fauna of Louisiana. Have you ever been able to see one of these species up close? Tell your story in the comments below!

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting