Oh..it’s great to be a Florida Gator! A Gator at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park.
Founded in 1893, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is the only place where one can go to see living examples of the world’s 24 species of crocodile species. The Alligator Farm is family friendly and certainly the world’s best zoo to see a wide variety of gators and crocodiles.
Along with the zoological park, the Alligator farm holds three critically endangered crocodile species and is essential in conservation and research. To this end, baby alligators and crocodiles can be seen throughout the park.
Along with educational programs, the farm offers a wide variety of exhibits, and a wild bird rookery in the swamp. In the swamp, great excitement can be found during feeding time twice a day at noon and 3:00 p.m. The Gators know all about it and begin to awaken from their sun warmed snooze.
Piling up along the feeding dock, there is nothing but gators to the eye.
The zoo has special alligator food made that looks like dog food pellets. Tossing them in the water for the gators to grab, then asking for the special ones to come up and open their mouths for a handful is exciting to watch.
If the gator is lucky, a rat is one of the lunch courses.
If you’re ever in St. Augustine, Florida a visit to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park is guaranteed to delight the family.