As one of the world’s most unique and complex eco-systems, the Everglades has been known to suffer from droughts and draining. But believe it or not, this year’s early-season record rainfall could have the potential to threaten the lives of wildlife throughout the Everglades.
Biologists working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission have found a one month old kitten birthed by a panther that was raised as an orphan. The young adult panther was just released back into the wild in January, and the news of its cub birth is big news. As a contributor to the Friends of the Florida Panther refuge, our air boat tours is happy to hear the news.
When visiting Wild Florida for an airboat ride, it’s likely that you will happen upon a variety of fish that are indigenous to the Everglades region here in Florida. Although you will not be allowed to actively fish for in the waters by Wild Florida, you can learn a lot about the different fish that inhabit this area. Some of the most renowned fish in this region are the Bluegill, the Brown Bullhead, the Channel Catfish and the Great Barracuda.
Here at Wild Florida our airboat tour and swamp is free of any development and contains 100% pure Florida wilderness. We want you to experience nature as it should be and understand and respect the importance of various animal's natural habitats. There are consequences that result from introducing animals to an environment they aren't native too. An exotic animal can dominate an environment, overrun the native species and get out of control. There is one animal in particular that is slithering it's way up Florida and wreaking havoc on the natural ecosystem. They can grow to twenty feet long, weigh up to two-hundred pounds, live up to twenty-five years, can hold their breath longer than an alligator (an alligator can stay submerged for an hour-and-a-half) and were once apart of the pet trade. If big enough, they can even eat an alligator. What is it? The Python snake.