Join us for Gator Week June 8 – 13!


It’s no secret Wild Florida knows a thing or two about alligators. To share this knowledge and passion with visitors, our team will host a one-of-a-kind event centered around one of Florida’s most recognizable, yet misunderstood animals… the alligator!

To many, alligators are simply fierce carnivores on the hunt, but that’s not actually the case. Like many misunderstood creatures, myths develop based on a lack of knowledge. It is because of this Wild Florida decided to dedicate an entire week to educating and debunking many common myths surrounding these reptiles along with some of their reptile cousins through live demonstrations and interactive experiences. There will also be plenty of fun photo-ops and guest appearances made by some popular inhabitants of our Gator Park.

Join us June 8th through the 13th for our 4th Annual Gator Week, where you and your family can enjoy a week full of gator-themed activities and demonstrations. During Gator Week, we’ll be offering FREE admission to our Gator Park to first responders, healthcare workers and grocery store workers to honor their essential services to the community.

Gator Week Schedule

Monday, June 8 – Our albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard, are expecting! Join us inside our Gator Park to see one of the few breeding albino alligators in the world as we reveal their second nest.

Tuesday, June 9 – People ask all the time, “Just how big is Crusher… really?” Meet us in Crusher’s pond as we attempt to record an official measurement of Crusher’s length without any force or wrestling.

Wednesday, June 10 – We all have our favorite foods, but what about alligators? We’re going inside our Gator Pond to find out what the alligator’s favorite food is during our feeding show and see what type of food makes our gators really jump.

Thursday, June 11 – We all know what direction you have to run away from an alligator, but do you know how fast you’ll need to spring? Meet us along the banks of our Gator Pond as we attempt to record a crocodile’s burst of speed using a speed gun.

Friday, June 12 – Alligators have one powerful bite, but don’t underestimate the power of their tails. Join us at Crusher’s exhibit as we attempt to record the highest gator jump on land.

Saturday, June 13 – Have we got a special deal for you! As Gator Week comes to a close, we’re offering guests a one-day-only deal where you can redeem $5 off your one-hour airboat tour this day.

In between the special events, here are some daily activities you and your family can enjoy during Gator Week:

  • Our gator Jumpathon recording how high our alligators can jump
    • Gator sounds competition during our Exotic Animal Show
      The guests with the best alligator sounds will win a special Wild Florida prize for channeling their inner gator.
  • Gator Chomp competition
    • Without using your hands, we’re inviting guests to participate in our Gator Chomp competition where they try to eat like our alligators in our Gator Pond.
  • Gator nest egg finding
    • Become a temporary member of our Croc squad and dig for “alligator eggs” in a mock gator nest.


Mission

To promote education, conservation and eliminate detrimental myths about alligators.



Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week
Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week

Photos

Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week


Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week


Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week
Wild Florida Fan Photo - Gator Week


Alligator Myth DEBUNKED: Alligators CAN bite underwater!


If you live in Florida (or anywhere that has alligators, really), you’ve probably heard your fair share of “foolproof” ways to scare off or escape from alligators, by running in a zigzag pattern, etc. We’re not sure who started these myths, but one is if you dive underwater, an alligator won’t bite you…

This is completely false. Don’t believe us? Check out our YouTube video to watch the Wild Florida team test the myth for ourselves!