Gatorland Safety Tips for 2020 Alligator Breeding Season
Gatorland Safety Tips for 2020 Alligator Breeding Season – With alligator breeding season now well underway and more people enjoying the outdoors while some Coronavirus advisories are still in effect, Gatorland® reminds the public that any body of water in the state of Florida can be home to alligators and that the animals are now on the move, looking for mates and nesting sites.
Here are some important things to keep in mind from Florida’s Most Trusted Authority on Alligator Safety and Education:
• Take note that we are in active alligator breeding season right now. Alligators can be very territorial, and many are on the move looking for mates.
• When there is a drought and water levels are low, this also puts alligators on the move.
• Use extra caution in the morning or evening hours in shallow water, as alligators may think the splashing is an animal at the waters’ edge or is in distress
• Stay away from alligators you see in the wild and do not feed them.
• Remember, it is against the law in the State of Florida to feed or harass an alligator in the wild.
• Report any alligator concerns by contacting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission through http://myfwc.com/.
- Please also take a look at Gatorland’s official alligator safety video:
Gatorland’s School of Croc™ Program airs Saturdays on Gatorland’s YouTube Channel at 10 a.m., hosted by Savannah Boan, Crocodilian Enrichment Coordinator and Social Media Director. Due to Gatorland Super Fan interest from all over the world, School of Croc has now surpassed two million views, with its own official T-shirt. Savannah and other animal experts in the park bring viewers up close and personal with amazing Gatorland animals including alligators, crocodiles, caimans, Burmese pythons, macaws, monitor lizards, giant tortoises, rare leucistic and albino alligators, creepy critters and much more.
Gatorland’s newest team member, the Social Distancing Skunk Ape, makes social distancing fun, reminding guests to keep 6 feet apart, and wash their hands frequently. The Official School of Croc t-shirt and Social Distancing Skunk Ape t-shirt can now be purchased online from the Gatorland Gift Shop. https://shop.gatorland.com/
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary. Today, it 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 Jumparoo, Alligators-Legends of the Swamp, and Up-close Encounters. Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.
For more Gatorland information, visit us online at www.gatorland.com, or call 800-393-JAWS.
Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.
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