The Florida Everglades are known to be home to many beautiful landscapes and even more interesting wildlife. Many people know the Everglades to be home to the American alligator, and this alone brings many visitors to our swamps each year. In order to get a close glimpse at these unique reptiles, you'll want to hop on board one of our airboat tours in Orlando. This unforgettable journey through Florida's unique swampland will provide an experience that the whole family can enjoy -- and we almost guarantee an alligator sighting as well. Before you take the trip, you might want to familiarize yourself with some of the animals that you might spot once you're out on the boat. Let's take a look at some of these facts about the American alligator.
One of the most fascinating facts about this species of alligator is that they have no vocal chords. This is perhaps one of the reasons that they seem to lurk through the waters without being detected. Although this works to hunt on their prey, this means that they need to communicate with one another using deep bellows and even roars.
If you haven't guessed it from the name, the American alligator is home to North America, more specifically the southern United States. They are also the largest reptiles that exist on this continent, which makes them a spectacle that you will want to see. Typically, males grow up to 10 feet long and can weigh up to 500 pounds. Females grow to be up to 9 feet long and weigh about 200 pounds. These are certainly an animal that you wouldn't want to get in a wrestling match with.
Even though these alligators are home to Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas, the best place that you can see them is in the Florida Everglades. This is one area that is heavily populated with American alligators, and our tour guides are well-equipped in finding them while you are aboard our tour boats. These alligators may call a few states in the South their home, but there is nowhere more populated with this species than the Florida Everglades. If you are looking to spot one, you'll want to make arrangements with us soon.
These are just some of the facts that can help you become familiar with the American alligator. Once you and your family are aboard our airboat tours in Orlando, you will only become more familiar with the place they call home. In fact, you may even see a few while you're out there. Contact us to schedule your reservation on this exciting adventure with us today.