May 24th – May 29th
Florida knows a few things about gators
Learn more about Florida’s most recognizable, yet misunderstood animals… the American alligator!
There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about alligators. Wild Florida has dedicated a full week to teaching others about these reptiles through demonstrations and experiences during Gator Week. To make this available to all Wild Florida is offering admission for almost nothing – you are asked to donate your spare change as admission price.
Exotic Animal Show – There will be segments on different types of crocodilians. See a Nile, caiman, albino, and regular American alligators. There will also be alligator calling contests and Q&A trivia.
Gator Feeding Show – Go inside the Gator Pond to find out what the alligator’s favorite food is during the feeding show and see what type of food makes the gators really jump.
Crusher Show – Crusher is the largest alligator at Wild Florida, weighing close to 1,000 pounds and measuring up to 13 feet long. Learn more about Crusher and his unique personality, the Croc Squad will demonstrate the different commands he’s learned along with seeing how powerful his bite is with different foods.
Drive Through Safari Park
Discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely on 85 acres of land.
Florida Residents rates – $22 per Adult / $17 per Child – Ages 13 and up are adults. Valid Florida ID required at check-in.
Non-resident rates – $31 per Adult / $22 per Child – Ages 13 and up are adults.
Explore the real Florida and the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Prices vary based on the length of time.
Half-hour tours – $31.00 Adult / $28.00 Child – Ages 13 and up are adults.
One-hour tours – $53 Adult / $44 Child – Ages 13 and up are adults
Florida Resident One-hour tour rides – $45.05 Adult / $36.55 Child – Ages 13 and up are adults.
About Wild Florida
Wild Florida is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.
Address: 3301 Lake Cypress Rd, Kenansville, FL 34739
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