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, …

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 …

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 …

2. What’s the Difference between Alligators and Crocodiles?

Left: Alligator, courtesy Norbert Nagel. Right: Crocodile, courtesy Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar. This is the second of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are often confused with their close cousins, the crocodiles. The confusion is understandable, since all alligators are crocodilians, but not all crocodilians are alligators! (All squares are rectangles, but not …

1. What Is an Alligator?

This is the first of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Before we dive into all of the fun and interesting facts about alligators, we thought we should begin by describing exactly what these amazing creatures are. An alligator is a reptile in the Alligator genus. The genus is part of a larger order …