A Gallery of Wildlife in the Everglades, Photo Gallery, Everglades National Park, Florida
A Gallery of Wildlife in the Everglades
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is one of the great ecological and biological wonders on Earth. Within this vast "River of Grass" exists an array of animals who thrive within a highly specialized and distinct ecosystem. From black bear to crocodile and cougar to manatee, the Everglades boasts one of the broadest ranges of animals anywhere in the world.
American alligators were on the verge of extinction due to over hunting - Fortunately, conservation programs successfully brought them back.
Snowy Egrets (Egretta Thula) primarily feed on shrimp and minnows in shallow, manageable waters
Anhingas are expert swimmers and will often be seen drying their wings which can measure 4 feet in span
Iguanas have become ubiquitous within the Everglades, despite being a non-native species
The American Woodstork was classified as an endangered species in August of 2013