Wild Florida Blog | Florida Native Animals

Airboat lookout: Amphibians of the Everglades

Posted by Sam Haught on Apr 28, 2016 4:02:07 PM

While on an airboat with us, you’re bound to find many species flying, hanging, and crawling around our property. It's kind of a thing around here, being the Middle of Nowhere and all. We thought it may be fun to highlight some often forgotten pals of ours that are always in our park and around Lake Cypress: Amphibians.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Florida Native Animals

4 tips for bird spotting on an airboat in the Florida Everglades

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you’re planning to take an airboat ride with Wild Florida soon, you’re sure to find many of our feathered friends hanging out and flying around our Wildlife Park. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful nature surrounding us and learn more about the birds in our area. To truly enjoy the richness of our wildlife, it helps to know how to spot these birds. Here are four tips that will help you watch out for them while cruising along in the Florida Everglades.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park, Florida Native Animals

7 last minute Gator and Wildlife Park animal-inspired Halloween costume ideas

Posted by Sam Haught on Oct 28, 2015 10:18:27 AM

Because Halloween is just around the corner, the search is on for the perfect costume! We decided to help narrow down your search with a few suggestions of our own. Here are seven costumes that you can create this Halloween inspired by some of the animals you’ll find in our Gator and Wildlife Park. Just be careful if you visit us on Halloween; we might mistake you for one of our own!  

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Florida Native Animals

Osceola Turkeys: The coolest turkeys you’ll see at Wild Florida

Posted by Wild Florida on Oct 16, 2015 10:45:00 AM

At Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Gator Park, our mission is conserving the beauty of real, wild Florida and the animals that call this place home through educating the public about the importance of keeping Florida wild. There are a lot of cool things about Florida that make it unique. For example, we are the only state that is surrounded by water on three sides, there are more golf courses in our state than in any other, and Central Florida is the only home of the Osceola Turkey. Chances are, if you are not from Central Florida, you are not familiar with this subspecies of Wild Turkey in.

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Florida Native Animals