|Daddy, Ana, Gma and Gpa Gaines at the entrance to the Farm and Zoo.|
On our second full day, we explored the St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Ana loved it. Grandma and Grandpa , Duncan and I took her to see all of the animals and the exhibits and we had a blast, even though halfway through our visit it started to rain. The first thing I noticed upon entering the park was the natural habitat and greenery. And the cute photo ops. Everywhere. I loved how the entire place looked like a set for a jungle movie, or an outdoor expo. It was really cool, and very authentic and right away, I knew we were going to love it.
|Gma and Ana taming the Alligator.|
We arrived at the farm early enough to catch one of the first shows, where they talk about the Alligator Realm and its habitat and habits. The zookeeper explained how they eat, sleep and mostly lie about. We even caught them feeding some of the Alligators hand to mouth. Better them, than me.
|A monkey on my shoulder?|
" The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and became a quintessential Florida attraction. Today it functions as a modern zoo serving the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, important research and worldwide conservation efforts. The Alligator Farm’s history as an attraction and an accredited zoo is nearly as exciting as zipping across the Alligator Lagoon on Crocodile Crossing, the park’s thrilling new zip-line attraction."
I saw the zipline and having ziplined in Hyde Park, NY over trees in the forest, this zipline looked like it would be sooo much fun. If I came back with just Duncan or friends, I would be all over it.
If you are a local, or find yourself vacationing in St Augustine, Florida in the near future. Make sure you check out the St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for a fun filled, educational and informative day.
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Check out more photos from our visit below:
|Gma and Ana are dangerous animals!|
**Thanks so much fo the St Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park for complimentary tickets to facilitate this review, and for the fun day. This review was not compensated and the opinions within are my own.