Here’s a snappy little announcement! Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has opened a brand new animal exhibit featuring more than-50- baby American alligators all born and raised in the park. The babies, averaging just under a year old, approximately 12” in length and a pound in weight have their own dedicated area to swim, play, interact and grow until they are about 18 months old.
“We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for the public to observe baby alligators up close, as they grow and thrive,” said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland. “All of them came from eggs in nests around the park that were relocated and incubated to protect them from natural predators. We have a complete team of individuals dedicated to their care.”
In addition to this summer’s new Baby Gator Marsh, Gatorland will also be opening the brand-new Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure in early Fall 2017. Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure will take guests into a section of the park that has never been seen, running alongside the swamps that feed the headwaters of the everglades. Each of the three monster-style, off-road vehicles seats 12 riders, plus the driver, and is decorated to represent iconic alligators and crocodiles in Gatorland’s rich history. Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost will be located in front of the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, and serve as the park’s home base for reserving and purchasing all separately-ticketed park adventures, including the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, Adventure Hour, Gator Night Shine, and Trainer For The Day.
To learn more about alligators, crocodiles, reptiles and other animals, visit the 110-acre Gatorland theme park at 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837. The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, Gatorland provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on site restaurant and one of a kind shows including Gator Wrestlin’, Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.
Another not-to-be-missed adventure is the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line with over 1,200 feet of high flying thrills, five intense zip lines, and a massive 150-foot suspension bridge