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

Free Gator and Wildlife Park admission returns with Gator Week!

Posted by Sam Haught on Apr 3, 2018 11:41:54 PM
During our first Gator Week, we experienced record-breaking jumps, powerful bites and... serious fun. As summer approaches, the time for family vacations is upon us. But, before school breaks, we celebrate Gator Week... again! As many of you have asked, we'll be hosting Gator Week inside our Gator and Wildlife Park May 7th - 12th, giving everyone free admission to our Gator Park! Excited to see what we have planned this year? Check out our Gator Week schedule down below!
 
 
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Topics: Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park, Gator Week

5 animals you can spot during Orlando airboat tours at night

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 21, 2018 12:14:38 PM

When people typically think of Florida, they often picture sunny beaches or children getting their pictures taken with princesses. But, Florida's  night life  is something visitors (and locals) are missing out on! And no, we're not talking about the nightlife you find downtown. If you thought the Florida Everglades were wild during the day, you'd be surprised by what you see at night during Orlando airboat tours. Don't believe us? Check out these five wild animals you could spot during Everglades airboat tours at night.

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Alligators, Airboat Rides

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