It’s no secret that we know a thing or two about alligators. To share this knowledge and passion with our visitors, we're hosting Gator Week, May 24 - 29, and offering free Gator Park admission to everyone who brings in a donation of spare change. At the end of Gator Week, we'll also celebrate the inaugural National Alligator Day on Saturday, May 29. In addition to the week of gator-themed festivities, we're celebrating our two adult albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard, for producing 18 eggs this month!
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 coexist because of the freshwater streams flowing out into the.
We've heard your questions in our #AskTheExpert blog and on social media. So, we're back again and eager to answer them! Let's get started... Caroline on Twitter asked, How can you tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?