The “Alligator Capital of the World” has opened a new exhibit featuring baby American alligators that were born and raised at Gatorland.
Baby Gator Swamp includes more than 50 babies under a year old. They are approximately 12 inches in length and a pound in weight and have their own area to swim and play until they reach 18 months in age.
Visitors can watch the babies in their swamp-themed environment through glass windows.
“We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for the public to observe baby alligators up close as they grow and thrive,” said Mark McHugh, CEO and president of Gatorland. “All of them came from eggs in nests around the park that were relocated and incubated to protect them from natural predators.”
The young alligators’ new home is located on the north end of the attraction near the Gator Gully Splash Park and the park’s panther exhibit.
Gatorland, which opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, is home to more than 2,000 gators.
The 110-acre park is preparing to launch a $2.5 million expansion that includes Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure this fall.