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.
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.
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!
Skunks stink. It’s their claim to fame. We all know that. Their black-and-white striped fur is easy to spot in the wild (and in your backyard). But you might smell one before you see it, depending on the situation.
Skunks use their scent glands to fend off predators. The odor is so powerful and so noxious that it can cause vomiting, watery eyes, and a lingering stench that’s not easily forgotten. Other animals, such as the possum, and even millipedes, also have built-in stink defenses, although the skunk reigns supreme.
You might be surprised to learn that the fox gives the skunk a run for its money on the stink scale. Wildlife experts, trappers, and anybody who’s spent a little time with a fox can attest to this.