For the past seven years, our mission at Wild Florida has been to provide an unforgettable Florida wildlife experience that promotes a connection with animals in the Everglades while inspiring education and conservation. Starting with airboat rides in Florida, we quickly expanded our Gator Park and brought guests even closer with some of our animals by providing interactive animal encounters. Despite the efforts of the best planners, there's bound to be a few things you weren't able to do when you visited us for the first time. We're exploring five things you might've missed during your first trip to Wild Florida and what you should add to your agenda when you visit us again.
It doesn't matter whether you're an Android or Apple user, it's safe to say that we all love to use emojis. Consider them the cherry on top of your status update sundae. So whether you're posting a photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, throw a filter on your photo and add any – or all – of these emojis when you visit Wild Florida! (Be sure to use our official hashtags, too: #WildFlorida and #iloveWF!)
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.
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.