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All About Captive Wildlife

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Know what it takes to keep captive wildlife and exotic animals safely and legally.

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Photo of eggs and nymphs of brown marmorated stink bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs and Nymphs

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a native of southeast Asia, was discovered in Pennsylvania in 1998, apparently having hitched a ride on shipping crates. A pest of fruit trees, soybeans, and many other crops, it is spreading across North America. It has been found in Missouri. These are the eggs and newly hatched nymphs.

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Image of emerald ash borer (dead adult specimen).

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer (dead adult specimen).

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Use this print-and-carry fact sheet to identify and control feral hogs in Missouri.

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Invasive Animals

If you care about Missouri’s crops and wildlife, please do what you can to identify, prevent and control the spread of exotic invasive species.

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This map shows areas in Missouri known and potentially infested with the zebra mussel.

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Learn to identify the rusty crayfish and prevent it from spreading into Missouri's waters.

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The Accidental Tourist

When loggers find an abandoned desert tortoise in Shannon County, it reminds us to choose pets carefully. Abandoned exotic pets can create long-term impacts on the health of Missouri's forest, fish and wildlife.

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Use this print-and-carry sheet to identify and avoiding spreading highly destructive zebra mussels in Missouri.

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