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Wild Florida Blog | Animal Encounters

What can I do at Wild Florida? Eat, Slothie, Airboat, Repeat.

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 18, 2019 9:52:00 AM

We're known for our Florida adventure tours that can take you from exploring the Everglades at high speeds to stepping inside the exhibit of a 1,000 pound alligator. But those are just at the tip of the ice burg in terms of everything else you can do at Wild Florida. So, if you're asking yourself, "What can I do at Wild Florida?", look no further. Animal lovers – Do you dream of working with animals all day long? We can turn that dream into a reality with our animal keeper for a day program. It could be the most exciting job title you've ever had!

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Chomp House Grill, Animal Encounters, Wild Florida, Gator 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

VIP Sloth Experience: Hugging a sloth for a cause

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 14, 2017 10:49:53 AM

From their cheeky grin to relatable, sleepy behavior, everyone has a bit of sloth in them, which makes them one of the most relatable and loved animals. At Wild Florida, we're lucky to have a whole family of two-toed sloths. Since people have found out that we have sloths in our Gator and Wildlife Park, they've always asked, "Can I please hold one?" And now... you can!

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Topics: Gator and Wildlife Park, Animal Encounters

Love animals? Here are 7 you can pet in our Gator Park in Orlando

Posted by Sam Haught on Aug 29, 2017 6:00:57 PM

When we opened our doors in 2010, we wanted to provide an unforgettable Everglades experience that promotes a connection with animals while inspiring education and conservation. Despite being best known for exciting Everglades airboat tours, we opened our Gator and Wildlife Park as a way for people to learn about exotic animals found across the world along with educating them on native animals they might've seen in their backyard. On the blog, learn about our enriching and interactive animal encounters and exhibits and the handful of animals you'll be able to pet when you visit.  

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Topics: Gator and Wildlife Park, Animal Encounters