Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has opened a new animal exhibit this summer that features over 50 baby American alligators – all born and raised in the park.
The babies, who average just under a year old, are appoximately 12 inches in length and a pound in weight, and have their own area to swim and play until they reach about 18 months in age.
“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, CEO and President 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 are a complete team of individuals dedicated to their care.”
Along with the new Baby Gator Marsh, Gatorland will also be opening the brand-new Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure this fall. Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost will serve as the park’s home location for purchasing and reserving separately-ticketed park opportunities, and Stompin’ Gator will be a new attraction taking guests on an off-road adventure along the swamps in a monster-style road vehicle.
For more information on Gatorland’s upcoming offerings, visit gatorland.com.