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Why giving the gift of a Florida experience will trump all holiday gifts

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 3, 2017 5:49:39 PM

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we enter the thick of the holiday season. It's a time for breaking out the holiday lights, baking cookies for Santa, and making sure you get gifts for everyone on your gift list. However, despite all the images and videos your friends might share of new products, you might have some reservations on whether that's the gift you really want to give. Well, actually, research shows that the best thing you can gift this holiday season might not be a gift at all. (A material one, at least.) In this blog, we'll talk about what research says about experience gifts and why you should give the gift of a Florida experience...

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Wildlife Park, Eco Tours, Experiences

How Wild Florida is preparing for Hurricane Irma

Posted by Wild Florida on Sep 7, 2017 8:46:00 AM

Native Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes. But that doesn't necessarily make severe storms any less scary. While many people may have the option to evacuate before the storm, that doesn't always mean pets or animals can get away, too. So, as we stock up on water, batteries and canned goods for our homes, we thought it would be important to share the measures we take to ensure the safety of our animals and the Wild Florida facility in preparation for Hurricane Irma. 

Walking through the Gator and Wildlife Park, you'll notice a fair amount of vegetation inside and around the exhibits, as well as the fact that all animal enclosures are made of wood. At Wild Florida, we go above and beyond the state-required space and basic features an exhibit should have, providing a more comfortable and natural enclosure for the animals in our Wildlife Park. But these extra measures don't make the enclosures hurricane proof. So, as our staff does a walk-through of the park, they make a note of any dead trees in or near exhibits that should be removed prior to a tropical storm or hurricane.

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Eco Tours, Gator and Wildlife Park, Wild Florida

3 Florida alligator laws every local should know

Posted by Sam Haught on Jun 29, 2017 3:02:52 PM

With Florida's population growing year after year, humans and alligators are running into each other more frequently. Because of these meet-ups (whether they're intentional or not), the state of Florida has created laws on how humans should handle, approach, and interact with alligators. In this blog, we go over three Florida alligator laws every Floridan should know. 

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Alligators, Gator and Wildlife Park

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 part of your family!

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Topics: Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park

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