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8 animals native to Florida to visit in our Gator and Wildlife Park

Posted by Sam Haught on Aug 6, 2018 1:56:43 PM

In case you've never been to our Gator and Wildlife Park, we have more than 200 animals that call Wild Florida "home." Half of our Gator and Wildlife Park consists of exotic animals such as two-toed sloths, ring-tailed lemurs, Watusis, and zebras to give locals a chance to learn about animals located around the world. The other half of our Gator Park showcases all the animals native to Florida that provides visitors from different countries (and maybe even a few locals) a chance to learn something new about Florida's ecosystem. On the blog, we'll give you a brief overview of eight Florida animals you can meet during your visit to our place. 

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Topics: Wild Florida, Gator and Wildlife Park

A day in the life of Duke, our adorable bobcat

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 18, 2018 5:33:00 PM

We all have a daily schedule or routine. Wake up, brush our teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, head out the door to work (or maybe the beach if you're really lucky), and so on... Our animals are no different. They have a schedule of their own, too. While it may look like Duke, our bobcat, is just playing around most of the day, here is a brief look at his busy schedule inside our Gator Park.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Let's be honest, most of us are not morning people. But for Duke, his energy level is much higher than the average house cat, which makes waking up much easier. However, in the wild, bobcats are more nocturnal. Oftentimes, they'll sleep during the day and be more active at night. 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Duke gets a plate of fresh chicken to help fuel him for the day. In the wild, bobcats primarily hunt small mammals such as rabbits or mice because of their small size. However, it isn't uncommon for bobcats to occasionally take down larger mammals such as deer.  

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Gator and Wildlife Park

Here's what you'll love about a day trip to Wild Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 12, 2018 10:11:17 AM

Between grocery store runs and extra-curricular activities, the weekends are usually a time for families to break away from the weekday routines and do something fun together. But with overcrowded theme parks and summer events only making up for a few hours of entertainment, it can be hard to find something to do that won't leave you frustrated or have your kids wanting to do more. If you're debating on whether you should commit to driving out to our place, here are a few reasons why you and your family won't regret the trip (and will love the adventure).

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Topics: Wild Florida, Animal Encounters, Gator and Wildlife Park, About Wild Florida, Airboat Tours

7 spots at Wild Florida that make you want to say, "Selfie!"

Posted by Wild Florida on Jul 3, 2018 5:17:24 PM

We're all for adventure, but first... let's take a selfie! What may have seemed like just the newest social media trend, the 'selfie' has become a social behavior people do to capture meaningful events like your bridesmaids' brunch, meeting your favorite celeb, and of course, family vacations. Because, if you didn't take a selfie, did it really even happen? If you're planning a trip to Florida, here are seven spots in Wild Florida that will make all your friends wish they could've joined in on your selfie during your visit.

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Topics: Wild Florida, Gator and Wildlife Park

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