Native Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes. But that doesn't necessarily make severe storms any less scary. While many people may have the option to evacuate before the storm, that doesn't always mean pets or animals can get away, too. So, as we stock up on water, batteries and canned goods for our homes, we thought it would be important to share the measures we take to ensure the safety of our animals and the Wild Florida facility in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Walking through the Gator and Wildlife Park, you'll notice a fair amount of vegetation inside and around the exhibits, as.
Have you seen the movie Lake Placid? This monster horror comedy was filmed mostly in British Columbia, Canada and is based on a prehistoric animal resembling a giant crocodile. The prehistoric creature that the film was based on is called the sarcosuchus imperator, or “flesh crocodile emperor”. This gigantic crocodile lived approximately 110 million years ago when rivers flowed through what is now sub-Saharan Africa. In 2000, paleontologist Paul Sereno and his team found the nearly complete remains of a sarcosuchus imperator in Niger. The remains that they found included vertebrae, limb.
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Love is in the air this time of year, and that rings true for our animal pairs at Wild Florida, too. Whether these animals are soulmates or just BFFs, we're certain that we have some of the cutest and lovable pairs around. Read on to see what we mean and learn a little more about the couples that call our Wildlife Park home. Leo and Lucy - Recently Leo and Lucy, our red ruffed lemurs, spent some time apart. Lucy needed time to raise her daughter, Rain, before they were reintroduced to their environment. You wouldn't even know that Lucy spent any time away, because she is already running that.
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Many of our guests have commented on and inquired about how we make the enclosures for our Wild Florida animals, so we decided to share what goes into creating these happy homes. It actually starts before we ever get the animal – we have to do research. We need to know what their natural habitat is like, and their habits in that environment. We definitely got things right with our two-toed sloth research. Our resident sloth family, Guy, Ana, and George, are guest favorites. Did you know the sloths also gave us their animal seal of approval? Animals only breed when they feel comfortable.
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