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5 facts that surprise people the most about alligators in Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 8, 2017 8:29:00 AM

While they may not rank the highest on being the most friendly or cuddliest animals, alligators are certainly one of the most fascinating, dare we say... coolest animals out there. From the power behind their jaws and the agility these animals showcase in the water, it's no surprise why tourists and locals alike are so drawn to learn more about them. Everglades airboat rides are certainly one of the coolest ways to view alligators, but, it's not your only option. You'll find our Gator Pond in the heart of our Gator and Wildlife Park (what some may call an alligator park) full of over 100 rescued and Wild Florida native alligators, with experts inside to tell you more about them. On the blog, we go over five facts about alligators that surprise our guests the most when they visit.

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Topics: Crocodiles And Alligators, Florida Wildlife, Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park, Airboat Rides

3 Florida alligator laws every local should know

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 29, 2017 3:02:52 PM

With Florida's population growing year after year, humans and alligators are running into each other more frequently. Because of these meet-ups (whether they're intentional or not), the state of Florida has created laws on how humans should handle, approach, and interact with alligators. In this blog, we go over three Florida alligator laws every Floridan should know. 

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park

Meet Wild Florida's official gator whisperer: Andrew Biddle

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 26, 2017 8:34:12 PM

You may know of the Dog Whisperer (aka Cesar Milan), but have you ever heard of a gator whisperer? Meet Andrew Biddle. We're used to training dogs to sit and parrots to mimic our favorite catchphrases, but Andrew doesn't limit his training to the cute and cuddly species of the animal kingdom. In this blog, we'll introduce you to Andrew, along with giving you some insight on what his day-to-day at Wild Florida looks like with training our animals, specifically with our American alligators and saltwater crocodiles!

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Topics: Crocodiles And Alligators, Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park

3 differences between an alligator and a crocodile Floridians should know

Posted by Sam Haught on May 23, 2017 11:47:20 AM

Florida is primarily known for three things: its beaches, Disney World, and alligators. From people keeping them as pets to Godzilla's distant cousins teeing off with locals on the golf course, you can find an alligator pretty much anywhere in Florida. But many people who visit Florida are surprised to discover that they aren't the only crocodilian species living in the Sunshine State. For example, southern Florida – in and around the Everglades – is one of the few places on Earth where saltwater crocodiles and alligators can coexisit because of the freshwater streams flowing out into the ocean. In this blog, we'll go over three key differences between the two creatures and distinguishing features to help you spot them when you go on an airboat tour in Florida.

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Topics: Everglades, Alligators, Crocodiles

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