Wild Florida is set to host its 4th Annual Gator Week this June, and will offer free admission to its Gator Park for the heroes of the ongoing health crisis.
To many, alligators are viewed as fearsome carnivores, but that’s not the case. These views and myths about the creature develop based on a lack of knowledge and focus too much on fear. To help with this, Wild Florida dedicates an entire week to educating guests, debunking common myths, and developing a more positive outlook toward the reptiles.
“We look forward to this event all year and this time we’re excited to honor those that have sacrificed for our communities,” said Sam Haught, co-owner of Wild Florida. “Our company has contemplated how we can give back to those that carried us through the crisis and hope this helps in a small way.”
Gator Week includes many activities and demonstrations, including daily gator jumpathons, alligator and crocodile speed tests, and identifying an alligator’s favorite food.
During this year’s Gator Week, which will run from June 8-13, Wild Florida will offer free admission to first responders, healthcare workers, truckers, and grocery store workers to honor their essential services to the community during this unprecedented time. Admission to the park otherwise is $10 for adults, and Florida residents can receive a 50-percent discount year-round.