Santa Fe Teaching Zoo is currently housing all the endangered Perdido Key Beach Mice in captivity – 52 mice! U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began a program to ensure that there would be beach mice available to place back on Perdido Key, a barrier island off the coast of Pensacola, if a hurricane wiped out the wild population. In addition, research on behavior and natural history is being conducted. It is very exciting to be the only facility that has the mice and the first to put the mice on display!