From Facebook to Snapchat, emojis have taken over how we talk to people, and we're all just trying to keep up with trends in technology. A while back, we went over 10 emojis that you'd be able to use during your visit to Wild Florida. While all those emojis are still good to use during your visit, Android and Apple have added more emojis to their keyboards since then. In case you missed the memo, on this blog, we'll go over eight more emojis you can use during airboat rides in Orlando, while taking your first ever #slothie, or whatever your adventure is at our place.
🦊 1. Red fox
Easily recognized by their red fur coats, the fox exhibit is easily one of our guests' favorite to visit inside the Gator and Wildlife Park. But don't let their cute faces fool you – a fox's odor can give a skunk a run for its money on the stink scale. Wildlife experts, trappers, and anybody who’s spent a little time with a fox can attest to this. Like skunks, foxes secrete a smelly odor from their scent glands. But foxes don’t use it as a weapon. They wear their smell to distinguish themselves, more like a bad perfume than a stink bomb! Lucky for you, the smell won't linger through your photos!
🦉 2. Owl
Owls have been a part of mythology and legends for centuries, being recognized as symbols of wisdom. The reason for this is because many cultures associated the owls' nocturnal vigilance with that of the studious scholar or wise elder. With binocular vision, owls are able to fully focus on their prey and boost their depth perception when hunting, enabling them to see small insects at a distance of 10 meters – meaning their eyes are three times better than ours!
🦅 3. Bald eagle
People travel from all across the country to visit Florida's beaches, theme parks, and natural parks to see its wildlife up close. While most are expecting alligators during their Florida airboat ride, they're often surprised by the number of bald eagles they see. That's because Florida is actually home to the second largest population of bald eagles in the U.S. Second to Alaska, Florida's biodiversity in food and lakes creates an ideal breeding environment for bald eagles. In fact, until 2007, Florida supported the highest number of breeding bald eagles in the lower 48 states!
🦎 4. Lizard
Nothing new to locals, lizards are everything. From your backyard to sometimes (unfortunately) in your kitchen, and all over our Gator and Wildlife Park, the green anole is one of Florida's only true native lizards, hanging around Florida because the moderate climate and population of insects creates a hospitable enviornment for them to live in with tons of food for them. Known as the chameleon lizard, these little guys are very similiar to chameleons in their ability to change their color from bright green to dark brown. (Sorry, no crazy colors for these little guys!)
🦌 5. Deer
The smallest members of the North American deer family, the white-tailed deer can be found as far north as Canada and as far south as South America. This type of deer might look familiar to you as it was featured in Disney's 1942 film Bambi. Because of their reddish brown coats, they might be hard to spot against the trees during airboat tours in Orlando, but try to spot their white tails and underbellies! Don't worry, though, if you don't see any white-tailed deer during your tour, you can also meet Tigger and the other deers in our white-tailed deer exhibit in the Gator and Wildlife Park.
🦃 6. Turkey
Easilly recognized by their colorful necks and infamous "gobble" sound, the turkey emoji will be perfect for when you run across these guys. The eastern wild turkey, also known as the forest turkey, is the most numerous of all the turkey subspecies, numbering more than five million. But it wasn't always like this. The wild turkey was nearly hunted to extinction in the early 1900s, but with the help of restoration programs across North America, their population has recovered dramatically.
🤳 7. Selfie
FINALLY. The emoji we've all been waiting for... the selfie! While the origin of the trend is still up for debate, it's safe to say that it won't be going out of style anytime soon. Besides, selfies have become quite practical when you're trying to grab a photo of something unique, like say... a sloth! During our sloth encounter, you'll be able to feed, pet, and even take your first ever #slothie with Guy, Ana, or George!
🌼 8. Blossom
If you ask people about Florida foliage, they'll probably name palm trees and hibscus flowers, which aren't wrong answers. But, there is definitely more to Florida's natural beauty than what you might see on a postcard. One of the benefits of being out on Lake Cypress is that when you're out zipping across the lake, all you'll see is prestine marshlands that have been that way for hundreds of years. Sometimes, depending on what season you book your airboat ride, you might even be able to snag some photos of the flowers that grow in and around the lake.
Inspired to use these emojis for yourself? Book your airboat tour online and just worry about making room on your phone for all the photos you take. Hope to see you soon!