Florida's Everglades National Park is the largest sub-tropical park of its kind in the United States, and holds a full quarter of that state's wetlands within its borders. The climate, terrain and size make for an outdoor experience of the sort usually only found in foreign lands further south.
Here are some fun facts about the Everglades.
- There are over 200,000 alligators in the Everglades and 1.5 million in the state of Florida!
- Alligators live in the coastal plains of the southeastern United States and Central American both natural and man-made freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers, and wetland areas.
A male alligator can grow up to 12-13 feet long. A female can grow up to 8-9 feet.Alligators jaws have over 1,000 pounds of closing presser.