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