Are there peacocks in the Everglades?

Are there peacocks in the Everglades?

The Mad Bird steals the peacock’s feathers.

Take I-95 South or the Turnpike South to 595 West. At 595, take I-75 north toward Naples. Stay on I-75 north until you reach Exit 23 north (U.S. Highway 27) toward South Bay. We are just two miles north on the right side of the road. Turn right and cross the bridge, turn immediately into the parking lot.

In addition to this fascinating airboat adventure, you can also enter the exhibit areas at Sawgrass Recreation Park during normal daylight hours. You’ll see many native and exotic species in Florida, learn about a 1,000-pound alligator and interact with the animals in the swamp exhibit.

Shown 1-5 of 13 viewsstar-5IZODmichelemccue , Jan. 2022Actually seeing alligators & other Everglade creatures & given info about them. FASCINATING! Captain Mike did a great job as captain & teacher!…MoreMoreMinus

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The Everglades is a wetland biome encompassing some 2 million acres of South Florida. It is a largely undeveloped natural oasis surrounded by human development, including the cities of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The Everglades area is famous for its diverse wildlife, but monkeys are not included in the list of indigenous creatures.

While monkeys do not live in the Everglades, many other mammals do. The Florida panther is possibly the most exotic mammal resident in these wetlands. They are endangered, and it is estimated that only 10 to 15 currently live in the Everglades. Manatees, although trapped in the water, are another famous mammal found in the Everglades. You are most likely to see one in the area during the winter months. Other mammals in the area include black bear, otter, raccoon, deer and gray fox.

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Their citrus orchard grew to over 60 varieties on 2000 acres (809 hectares). In the 1930s the federal government began sending them foreign plants and seeds to see if they could grow tropical fruits and exotic trees. They built a summer home in the gardens, which today is a museum of what country life was like in the 1930s.

You can spend most of a day touring Flamingo Gardens. There are two places to eat including a food truck, plus a place that sells smoothies. At the entrance there is a store that sells very nice souvenirs.

There is a sign that explains “Most of our birds and animals are permanently injured and/or cannot be released and are provided a home here at the Gardens. Rehabilitated wildlife, as well as birds and animals born at the sanctuary, are released to the wild or placed in breeding programs.”

The sanctuary has the largest wildlife collection in the entire state of Florida, with more than 90 species. One of the most popular exhibits is the alligators. Flamingo Gardens loaned “Elvis” who was the alligator mascot featured on the show Miami Vice. The original Elvis died but they have a third Elvis who is 12 feet tall.


A tour of approximately 45 minutes will give you a taste of the Everglades National Park. An open-air boat ride, with the exposure of great storytellers (professional guides) who will give you all the ins and outs of this particular place and its inhabitants.

You will also be able to see the resident animals such as turtles and peacocks at Gator Park, and of course, not to miss the snake exhibit: “Blackpine”, “Brooks Kingsnake”, “Florida Kingsnake” and “Red Ratsnake”. During the trip, you will learn about the various ecological regions of the Florida Everglades.

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