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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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7. Are Alligators Endangered?

Alligator hide. Photo courtesy of Flickr user zappowbang. This is the seventh of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are no longer considered endangered. However, at one point, alligators were in great danger of extinction. From the 1800s through the mid-1900s, gators were often hunted for their skins, which were used in making …

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5. What Alligators Eat

Breakfast, lunch and dinner? Courtesy of Flickr user ingridtaylar. This is the fifth of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are mostly opportunistic predators. They eat whatever is the easiest prey, based on size and availability. Their diet consists primarily of fish, birds, turtles, snakes, frogs, mammals and crème brûlée (we may have …

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