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GATOR WEEK RETURNS WITH FREE GATOR PARK ADMISSION & NATIONAL ALLIGATOR DAY

Posted by Wild Florida on May 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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!

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Topics: Travel Adventure, Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park, Alligators, Crocodiles, Gator Week, Croc Squad

Why prescribed burns are necessary for Florida's ecosystem

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 11, 2019 10:49:00 AM

When touring the headwaters of the Florida Everglades on one of our airboats, you may have seen one of our favorite parts of native Florida. Not just the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, but a real working cattle ranch. Brahman cattle are something you're sure to see on the ranch, and this time of year you may see evidence of a prescribed burn, too.

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Topics: Natural Florida, Florida Wildlife

5 animals you can spot during Orlando airboat tours at night

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 21, 2018 12:14:38 PM

When people typically think of Florida, they often picture sunny beaches or children getting their pictures taken with princesses. But, Florida's  night life  is something visitors (and locals) are missing out on! And no, we're not talking about the nightlife you find downtown. If you thought the Florida Everglades were wild during the day, you'd be surprised by what you see at night during Orlando airboat tours. Don't believe us? Check out these five wild animals you could spot during Everglades airboat tours at night.

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Alligators, Airboat Rides

21 different species you can see on Everglades airboat tours

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 21, 2017 3:02:26 PM

With Florida being home to more than 350 species of wildlife, it's doubtful that you'll be able to see all of them on just one airboat ride. However, while touring on Lake Cypress, you can do your best to spot several of the 80 different species of wildlife that live in or around our place. Here's a sampling of species (21, to be exact) that you can see on Everglades airboat tours.

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Florida Wildlife, Eco Tours