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Umbrella Cockatoo Powder is Reunited with Owner at Wild Florida

Posted by Wild Florida on Jan 24, 2015 5:53:42 AM

Powder is an 18-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo that joined the Wild Florida family two years ago. Umbrella Cockatoos hail from Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines, can live up to 80 years or more in captivity and grow up to 24 inches in length from the beak to the tip of their tail feathers. The birds are renowned for their gentle, docile and sweet-tempered personality, which makes Powder an amazing addition to the Wild Florida gator and wildlife park. Take a stroll through the nature preserve and experience Powder and cute creatures from the Florida wild and other areas.

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Topics: Bird Aviary, Airboat Tours, Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park

A Bird in the Storm May Be Hiding in a Bush

Posted by Wild Florida on Jul 28, 2014 11:26:25 AM

You’re in the middle of the wetlands on an Everglades air boat ride, admiring all the Purple Gallinules, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and, my favorite, Roseate Spoonbills, when you hear a loud, ear-splitting noise. That boom is the result of the expansion of the clouds produced by the lightning’s heat, and when you look to where the startling sound came from, a huge system of dark, ominous clouds are rolling in. As your air boat is flying towards shelter, you look back and think, what will happen to that poor Spoonbill?

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Bird Aviary, Airboat Tours, Florida Wildlife, Eco Tours

Recovering Wildlife Preserve in India Gives Hope of Recovery From Disasters

Posted by Wild Florida on Aug 14, 2013 5:05:10 AM

Recently in India, a once deserted and disregarded wildlife preserve has begun to show signs of improvement and recovery. The signs of recovery have been documented via cameras placed in various locations in the area to record the efforts. Among the various evidence that the area is recovering, the most interesting discovery are the new species in the reserve that have yet to be named by Zoological Survey of India.

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Topics: Bird Aviary, Airboat Tours, Alligators, Swamps

Fast Facts about Florida and Its Inhabitants

Posted by Wild Florida on Aug 13, 2013 10:03:13 AM

Thinking about taking a vacation to Florida this summer? Perhaps you’ve only really heard about Disney World or the nearly 700 miles of beaches that the Sunshine State is known for. Florida has an abundance of natural sites and activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, but not everyone is aware of some lesser-known facts about the Sunshine State and its inhabitants. Did you know...?

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Everglades, Bird Aviary, Airboat Tours, Florida Native Animals

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