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Wild Florida Blog | Gator and Wildlife Park

A day in the life of Duke, our adorable bobcat

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 18, 2018 5:33:00 PM

We all have a daily schedule or routine. Wake up, brush our teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, head out the door to work (or maybe the beach if you're really lucky), and so on... Our animals are no different. They have a schedule of their own, too. While it may look like Duke, our bobcat, is just playing around most of the day, here is a brief look at his busy schedule inside our Gator Park. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Let's be honest, most of us are not morning people. But for Duke, his energy level is much higher than the average house cat, which makes waking up much easier. However, in the wild,.

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Gator and Wildlife Park

Here's what you'll love about a day trip to Wild Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Jul 12, 2018 10:11:17 AM

Between grocery store runs and extra-curricular activities, the weekends are usually a time for families to break away from the weekday routines and do something fun together. But with overcrowded theme parks and summer events only making up for a few hours of entertainment, it can be hard to find something to do that won't leave you frustrated or have your kids wanting to do more. If you're debating on whether you should commit to driving out to our place, here are a few reasons why you and your family won't regret the trip (and will love the adventure).

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Topics: Airboat Tours, About Wild Florida, Gator and Wildlife Park, Animal Encounters, Wild Florida

Free Gator and Wildlife Park admission returns with Gator Week!

Posted by Sam Haught on Apr 3, 2018 11:41:54 PM

During our first Gator Week, we experienced record-breaking jumps, powerful bites and... serious fun. As summer approaches, the time for family vacations is upon us. But, before school breaks, we celebrate Gator Week... again! As many of you have asked, we'll be hosting Gator Week inside our Gator and Wildlife Park May 7th - 12th, giving everyone free admission to our Gator Park! Excited to see what we have planned this year? Check out our Gator Week schedule down below!    

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Topics: Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park, Gator Week

VIP Sloth Experience: Hugging a sloth for a cause

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 14, 2017 10:49:53 AM

From their cheeky grin to relatable, sleepy behavior, everyone has a bit of sloth in them, which makes them one of the most relatable and loved animals. At Wild Florida, we're lucky to have a whole family of two-toed sloths. Since people have found out that we have sloths in our Gator and Wildlife Park, they've always asked, "Can I please hold one?" And now... you can!

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Topics: Gator and Wildlife Park, Animal Encounters