Florida Panther

Are There Florida Panthers in the Everglades?

There are Florida panthers in the Everglades, but did you know fewer than 100 wild panthers live in all of south Florida today? That number is up from about 20 in the 1970s, but the species is still endangered. If you’d like to learn more about Florida panthers, these pages are a great start:

12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife

If you’re curious about alligators and other wildlife in the Everglades, you’re in luck! We’ve put together 12 interesting things you might want to know. Whether you’re thinking about vacationing in the Everglades or looking things up after you’ve already been there, you’ll find these blog posts informative: What Is an Alligator? What’s the Difference between Alligators and Crocodiles? How …

12. Mammals in the Everglades

Wild pig. Photo courtesy of Flickr user minds-eye. If you decide to enjoy a tour through the amazing Florida Everglades, you won’t be the only mammal out there! There are more than forty species of mammals that inhabit Everglades National Park. However, many of these species are found in the drier habitats of forest and field, which are further east …

11. Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar. You’ve probably heard recent stories in the news of extraordinarily large pythons in the Florida Everglades. You’re unlikely to see these snakes on an Everglades City airboat tour, since they’re primarily found in the areas much further east in the Everglades. However, with the recent epidemic of these exotic snakes in the Everglades, …

10. Birds of the Everglades

Although alligators win the popularity contest of animals that people hope to see when they visit the Everglades, there are many other fascinating forms of wildlife that you will likely encounter. This is the tenth of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook.

9. Fun Alligator Facts and Trivia

Photo courtesy of Flickr user jking89. Here are some fun alligator facts to help you win at trivia games! The average lifespan of an American alligator is about 30-35 years, but in captivity they can live more than 50 years. The oldest alligator in captivity lives in the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. He’s named Mujo, and he’s over 76 years …

8. Where to See Alligators

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Guillaume Capron. One of the best places to spot an alligator is on a Florida Everglades airboat tour, which puts you right in the middle of an alligator’s natural habitat. American alligators are mostly found in the Southeastern United States. You can see them anywhere from Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia and North Carolina all …