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The Everglades

At almost 1.4 million acres, Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley and Yellowstone. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is home to 36 rare and endangered species including the Florida Panther, the West Indian Manatee, and the American Crocodile. The everglades has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. The star of the show of course is the American Alligator.

Wildlife

More than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles live within Everglades National Park. This is a Roseate Spoonbill so named because of the spoon shape of its bill. This enables the bird to catch and hold onto the fish it eats.

Tram Tour

One of the ways to see the park is the Tram Tour at Shark Valley.

  • Last visit to Everglades National Park: Apr 2010
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Wow, cool page! Very interesting and well described! Thank you.

  • JessieLang's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Great page! The wildlife photos are outstanding. I especially like the great gator picture

  • Paris92's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Interesting pages! Congrats on your Barney nomination!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Wow.. what a great page of the Everglades. Enjoyed viewing the flora and fauna - interesting to note that both alligators and crocociles are found here. Cheers, SL :)

  • VZ-Pam's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    I like that Aligator !

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