Wild Florida has been providing an unforgettable Florida wildlife experience that promotes a connection with animals in the Everglades while inspiring education and conservation for the past seven years. Here are five things you should add to your agenda when visiting Wild Florida this summer!
Exotic Animal and Gator Feeding Show
The Exotic Animal Show and Gator Feeding Show, both run a few times throughout the day. The exotic animal show will allow you to see some of Florida’s wildlife, such as the opossum, rat snake, cane toad, and more in an up-close experience. During the Gator Feeding Show, you can witness the power of an alligator’s tail and body as it projects itself straight up into the air to catch the food hanging out in the middle of Wild Florida’s Gator Pond.
Walking through the Gator Park, you and your family will be able to see over 200 animals that are native to Florida or found across the world. If you love animals just as much as Wild Florida, you’ll want to get even closer. Wild Florida offers animal encounters, where you can choose between interacting with their two-toed sloths, African crested porcupines, albino alligators, American alligators, or ring-tailed lemur families. The animal encounters last about 30 minutes and will allow you to pet, feed, and even take your own photos with the animals.
At Wild Florida, inside the Gator Park, you can see Real Florida scenery by visiting our Hawk Swamp. Here, you’ll escape the noise of the Florida airboat rides and Gator Park and walk through a section of marshland Wild Florida left preserved to allow guests to see Florida wildlife up close. Walking through the Hawk Swamp, you might come across some native Florida animals, such as raccoons, otters, red-shouldered hawks, rat snakes, and more! It’s a peaceful stroll and gives you perspective on the importance of caring for our environment!
Bird Aviary and Petting Zoo
If your children are too young for one of our animal encounters, there are a few interactive animal activities they can still enjoy when you visit Wild Florida. Just after you walk into the Gator Park, there will be a petting zoo to your left and a bird aviary to your right. Both are family favorites that are fun for everyone of all ages and free to enter. There are some animal treats you can purchase to enhance your visit when you’re inside if you want to take any bird or goat selfies while you’re there!
Gator Feeding and Fishing
Speaking of feeding animals… if you’re brave enough to feed a scalier animal, then Wild Florida is the place for you! Inside the Gator Pond, there are more than 100 freshwater crocodiles, alligators, and caimans that live together. Most of the time, you’ll catch them sunbathing along the banks but if you want a closer look at them or their teeth, Wild Florida offers two ways to see them up close. By either purchasing Gator Nuggets or going Gator Fishing, you or your little one can see how gators hunt and have the bragging rights to say you fed them.
Wild Florida is one of Central Florida’s hidden gems so be sure to plan a visit and don’t forget to book an amazing airboat ride where you’ll experience the true beauty of Real Florida!