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Wild Florida Blog | Florida Wildlife (3)

What you can do to protect the Everglades and its wildlife

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 16, 2017 10:23:51 AM

Did you know? The Florida Everglades covers 2 million acres and is home to over 350 species of wildlife. That’s a big chunk of our planet! Many animals depend on this National Park and it’s up to us to protect it. Although the Everglades is important for our wildlife, it impacts the residents of Florida, too! So, in honor of participating in National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Week, here are a few ways that you can help protect the Everglades and the animals that call it home.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Fish And Wildlife

5 of the WEIRDEST places gators have been found

Posted by Sam Haught on Mar 8, 2017 2:22:43 PM

Although many people are familiar with alligators living in the Everglades, they're actually found all over Florida! After all, the Sunshine State was their stomping ground way before it belonged to humans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates that there are 5 million alligators spread out across the southeastern United States, and 1.3 million of those alligators call Florida home! For most gators in the south, they inhabit freshwater wetlands such as cypress swamps and marshes, but can sometimes be found in saltwater… or even in sewers! But don’t worry, these.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Florida Wildlife, Alligators

Why owning an exotic pet isn't a good idea

Posted by Sam Haught on Feb 16, 2017 12:25:29 PM

Owning an exotic animal sounds like a cool idea when you compare it to owning a normal household pet, but when you stop to think about all the extra work (and potential danger) it involves, you might just change your mind. Every state has different regulations and requirements, but today we'll cover Florida. Before you go out and purchase a wild animal in Florida, it's important to know the rules and follow them in order to keep the animal safe and in a comfortable environment. Below, we’re sharing why owning an exotic pet isn't the best idea and everything you should know before making one a.

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Topics: Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park

Why you should end your Florida vacation at Wild Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM

When a vacation comes to an end, the whole family is usually tired after visiting Florida’s best attractions, including Walt Disney World resorts, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando. Facing the large crowds at Orlando’s attractions and waiting in long lines at the beginning of your family vacation is no biggy, but toward the end of your stay, you want to avoid the frustrations. Spending your last day exploring the backwoods of Florida is not only calming but totally thrilling, too! It’s the perfect mix of action and relaxation you need before heading back home. Here are five.

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Topics: Florida Wildlife, Wild Florida