Gatorama and Crocodile Adventures

Gatorama and Crocodile Adventures Biggest Gators and Crocs Guaranteed! Great family owned destination. Thrills and education. We are a zoo and a farm. 60 years in business

Operating as usual

Some of you may remember our friend Winter who was a wild panther.  He came to visit Gatorama and our panthers each Janu...
01/14/2022

Some of you may remember our friend Winter who was a wild panther. He came to visit Gatorama and our panthers each January since 2017. A male panther we believe to be Winter was found hit by a vehicle in the median of US 27 near the front of our property this past week. We stayed with him until FWC biologists came to dart him and take him to their offices in Ft Myers. He appeared to have significant injuries to his hind quarters. We sure will miss his visits each year. You are loved and in our hearts and stories forever Winter💔

Some of you may remember our friend Winter who was a wild panther. He came to visit Gatorama and our panthers each January since 2017. A male panther we believe to be Winter was found hit by a vehicle in the median of US 27 near the front of our property this past week. We stayed with him until FWC biologists came to dart him and take him to their offices in Ft Myers. He appeared to have significant injuries to his hind quarters. We sure will miss his visits each year. You are loved and in our hearts and stories forever Winter💔

01/07/2022

Gator Gumbo in the POT! #gatorgumbo #gatorgumbosoundsgood #yummyyummy #thebest #sustainablefarming #farmtotabledinner #freshfromfloridaseafood

Dec begins Acutus Crocodile breeding season.  The dance is on💗! Our son Ben has never been as proud of a hatch as he is ...
01/05/2022

Dec begins Acutus Crocodile breeding season. The dance is on💗!

Our son Ben has never been as proud of a hatch as he is the July 2021 of croc babies.
#acutus #acutuscrocodile #hatchlingsofinstagram #hatchlings #bigones #swfl #babies

01/02/2022

Ben and Benson feeding counting and cleaning the small sulcata’s this morning. #zoolife #Benson #everglades #daytrips #handsonencounters #getoutofthehouse #daytrippingswflorida #familytraditions #tortoises

The only lines you’ll find at Gatorama are the lines of alligators on the bank at Gatorama.  Open 10-5  #daytrips #everg...
12/26/2021

The only lines you’ll find at Gatorama are the lines of alligators on the bank at Gatorama. Open 10-5 #daytrips #everglades #getoutofthehouse #alligators #crocodiles #handsonencounters #UpClose

The only lines you’ll find at Gatorama are the lines of alligators on the bank at Gatorama. Open 10-5 #daytrips #everglades #getoutofthehouse #alligators #crocodiles #handsonencounters #UpClose

We all have that one relative!  Open tomorrow 10-5.   #daytrips #CatchtheHatch #swfl #Christmas #floridalife #daytrippin...
12/25/2021

We all have that one relative! Open tomorrow 10-5.
#daytrips #CatchtheHatch #swfl #Christmas #floridalife #daytrippingswflorida #fun #familytraditions #playwild

We all have that one relative! Open tomorrow 10-5.
#daytrips #CatchtheHatch #swfl #Christmas #floridalife #daytrippingswflorida #fun #familytraditions #playwild

We wish you a beautiful Christmas and a hope filled New Year! #daytrips #merrychristmas2021 #alligator #Family
12/24/2021

We wish you a beautiful Christmas and a hope filled New Year!

#daytrips #merrychristmas2021 #alligator #Family

We wish you a beautiful Christmas and a hope filled New Year!

#daytrips #merrychristmas2021 #alligator #Family

Need a quick SNAPPY gift?  We can help you! !  $25-$500Merry Snappy Christmas!     #daytrips #snappy #daytrippingswflori...
12/22/2021

Need a quick SNAPPY gift? We can help you! ! $25-$500
Merry Snappy Christmas!

#daytrips #snappy #daytrippingswflorida #merrychristmas #merryandbright #alligators #familyfun

Need a quick SNAPPY gift? We can help you! ! $25-$500
Merry Snappy Christmas!

#daytrips #snappy #daytrippingswflorida #merrychristmas #merryandbright #alligators #familyfun

Merry Crocmas!  #daytrippingswflorida #FLORIDA #familybusiness #PlayWild #familyfun #americancrocodiles #acutuscrocodile
12/20/2021

Merry Crocmas!
#daytrippingswflorida #FLORIDA #familybusiness #PlayWild #familyfun #americancrocodiles #acutuscrocodile

Merry Crocmas!
#daytrippingswflorida #FLORIDA #familybusiness #PlayWild #familyfun #americancrocodiles #acutuscrocodile

FREE ADMISSION.  Kids are free when accompanied by paying adult.  Ends Christmas Eve.  Come on and Play Wild with Us! #a...
12/18/2021

FREE ADMISSION. Kids are free when accompanied by paying adult. Ends Christmas Eve.
Come on and Play Wild with Us!

#alligators #daytrippingswflorida #familybusiness #pogator #daytrips #familyfun #traditions #PlayWild #FLORIDA

FREE ADMISSION. Kids are free when accompanied by paying adult. Ends Christmas Eve.
Come on and Play Wild with Us!

#alligators #daytrippingswflorida #familybusiness #pogator #daytrips #familyfun #traditions #PlayWild #FLORIDA

This opportunity isn't open often.  Join our team!#careeropportunity #FamilyBusiness #swfl #zoolifeSend your resume to: ...
12/10/2021

This opportunity isn't open often. Join our team!
#careeropportunity #FamilyBusiness #swfl #zoolife
Send your resume to: [email protected]
Share the love.

This opportunity isn't open often. Join our team!
#careeropportunity #FamilyBusiness #swfl #zoolife
Send your resume to: [email protected]
Share the love.

Get a gander of when friends come out to help us.  Thank you Gatorland✌🏼💕🐊. https://youtu.be/rQbAosnC_zs #gatorlandorlan...
12/08/2021
ROADTRIP TO A SECRET SPOT! VLOGMAS DAY 3‼️

Get a gander of when friends come out to help us. Thank you Gatorland✌🏼💕🐊.

https://youtu.be/rQbAosnC_zs
#gatorlandorlando #savannah #familybusiness #alligator #pogator #daytripping #daytrippingswflorida

Hey Y’all!Welcome to Gatorland Vlogmas! Every day we will have a new video for 25 days in a row showcasing the biggest alligators, the most gigantic crocodi...

12/06/2021

So when you’re short handed.. alligator friends are the best! Needed to s*x a pool full of reptiles quickly without causing much stress. Sometimes you’ve got to go deep🧐. Thanks to Savannah, Chelsey and Danny.
#zoolife #friends #alligators #crocs #caiman #gatorland #savannah

Sometimes you just need a longer stick!  #rhombifer #bigsticks #cubancroc #naturepredators #work #zoolife❤️
12/05/2021

Sometimes you just need a longer stick! #rhombifer #bigsticks #cubancroc #naturepredators #work #zoolife❤️

Sometimes you just need a longer stick! #rhombifer #bigsticks #cubancroc #naturepredators #work #zoolife❤️

Beautiful family portrait. #portrait #CatchtheHatch #peacocks #peacockpoopcleanerupper #daytrips #peacocksofinstagram
12/05/2021

Beautiful family portrait.
#portrait #CatchtheHatch #peacocks #peacockpoopcleanerupper #daytrips #peacocksofinstagram

Beautiful family portrait.
#portrait #CatchtheHatch #peacocks #peacockpoopcleanerupper #daytrips #peacocksofinstagram

12/04/2021

Gatorama's phone number (863)675-0623 is currently down and may be down until at least Monday! If you need to reach us, you can message us on Facebook or call (863)843-2154! Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you and hope to see you soon!

What to do with all the family visiting?  Gatorama is the best for alligators, crocodiles and hands on encounters ! #Cat...
11/25/2021

What to do with all the family visiting? Gatorama is the best for alligators, crocodiles and hands on encounters !

#CatchtheHatch #familyfun #traditions #daytrips #thanksgivingbreak #alligator #PlayWild #crocodiles #zoolife❤️ #blackfriday #blackfriday2021

What to do with all the family visiting? Gatorama is the best for alligators, crocodiles and hands on encounters !

#CatchtheHatch #familyfun #traditions #daytrips #thanksgivingbreak #alligator #PlayWild #crocodiles #zoolife❤️ #blackfriday #blackfriday2021

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day and reopen Friday at 10.  Come see us!   #thanksgiving #thanksgivingbreak  #alligator...
11/22/2021

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day and reopen Friday at 10. Come see us! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingbreak #alligator #familyfun #playwild #familytradition #handsonactivities #nature

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day and reopen Friday at 10. Come see us! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingbreak #alligator #familyfun #playwild #familytradition #handsonactivities #nature

For the cooler temps coming.   Nothing better than Granny’s Gator Chili #chili #farmtotable #FLORIDA #easypeasy #easymea...
11/21/2021

For the cooler temps coming. Nothing better than Granny’s Gator Chili #chili #farmtotable #FLORIDA #easypeasy #easymeals #floridafoods #freshfromflorida #alligator

For the cooler temps coming. Nothing better than Granny’s Gator Chili #chili #farmtotable #FLORIDA #easypeasy #easymeals #floridafoods #freshfromflorida #alligator

Meet Faye. Faye has been a long time Hatching Festival volunteer and now she is volunteering to head up animal enrichmen...
11/19/2021

Meet Faye. Faye has been a long time Hatching Festival volunteer and now she is volunteering to head up animal enrichment for us. Today was a good training day. #awesomevunteers #zoolife #animalenrichment #animallover #tortoises #goats #pigsofinstagram

Help wanted!  Looking for a unique never mundane work environment?  😊Great work and great entry into the zoo world.  Gat...
11/18/2021

Help wanted! Looking for a unique never mundane work environment? 😊Great work and great entry into the zoo world. Gatorama is hiring for both Gift Shop and Zoo Operations! Full and part time positions. Please contact us at [email protected] or come in and fill out an application.

Today we are celebrating the life of David Thielen, Patty’s father who started our family business in the 80’s. He was a...
11/12/2021

Today we are celebrating the life of David Thielen, Patty’s father who started our family business in the 80’s.
He was a retired Major in the Army serving 1 tour in Korea and 2 in Vietnam, a pioneer in the alligator industry, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and good friend to many. If you ever got the chance to meet him, you were among the lucky.

For Every Package Deal You Purchase You Will Get A Free Alligator Ornament Until Christmas, While Supplies Last!!!!!
11/04/2021

For Every Package Deal You Purchase You Will Get A Free Alligator Ornament Until Christmas, While Supplies Last!!!!!

For Every Package Deal You Purchase You Will Get A Free Alligator Ornament Until Christmas, While Supplies Last!!!!!

11/04/2021

Florida is celebrating Working Forest Week

This year from October 31st through November 6th, 2021, The Florida Forest Service along with the Florida Forestry Association are celebrating a week in forestry called the “Working Forests Week”. You may not realize it, but our forests continuously work hard to provide us with essential resources needed for our day to day lives. Because of this, we need to work just as hard if not harder than our forests to maintain and protect them. Both public and privately owned forests produce timber, provides homes for wildlife, improves air and water quality and provides a place for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, geocaching and many others. Let’s not forget that forests have a unique feature which is sequestering carbon dioxide from the air. This not only contributes to better quality air, but it also helps us fight one of the world’s most problematic issues; global warming. Did you know that hundreds of products are created from the materials in our forests? These products range from school and copy paper, pencils, ink for your pens and printers, furniture, airplane propellers, and charcoal to maple syrup, toothpaste, airplane propellers, charcoal, cellophane, and even Doritos! The list goes on and on. Forests like many other resources need to be managed. There are management principles that guide forest managers. Sustainability is one of those key principles. When it comes to forest management, sustainability is the balance between proper resource gathering versus overharvesting of materials. An example of this is that when trees are removed, they are then quickly replaced with seedlings to provide new healthy trees in their place. Fun fact; more than 70 million trees are planted in Florida every year. An important tool that forest managers use to keep forests healthy are prescribed burns. Although there is a bit of controversy among the public as to whether or not prescribed burns are beneficial, I can tell you as a Forester with over 10 years of forestry experience that prescribed burns are most certainly vital for a healthy ecosystem. Florida in particular is a state that is fire dependent and contains plants and animals that require fire in order to survive. Prescribed burns decrease the intensity of catastrophic wildfires, provides essential nutrients to the soil which promotes healthy tree growth, and eliminates invasive plants and insects so that are native species can flourish. Prescribed fire has been utilized for thousands of years and we will continue to use it for the sake of sustaining a healthy and prosperous environment. Large tracts of forest land are managed by foresters. Landowners that own tracts of forest land who do not have their own private foresters can contact the Florida Forest Service. The Florida Forest Service has their own foresters who have years of experience that will provide advice and assistance to landowners. In Florida, forestry is an important activity that provides over 125,000 jobs. The total revenue of forestry-based products (wood and paper) in Florida last year was more than 10 billion dollars. It’s important to take note that timber alone is a livelihood for many people in the state. Without the growth of healthy trees, many people would be out of a job and the economy as a whole would suffer because of it. Natural disasters such as hurricanes can have a huge impact on our forests. When hurricane Irma came tumbling through our state in September of 2017, Irma uprooted trees, tore off branches, damaged cars, ripped powerlines, knocked over fences, and destroyed homes at a massive scale. Although we cannot stop natural disasters from occurring, what we can do is be proactive by utilizing the tools we have at our disposal. Prescribed burning is a great example of this as it leads to less dead vegetation on the ground and it helps to lower chances of invasive seedlings from spreading to different areas. Another great proactive tool to use is pruning. Proper pruning of trees actually makes those trees more resistant to hurricane impact winds. Decisions and actions made by homeowners and urban managers make a huge difference to our lands. A simple task such as deciding the location to where the trees are going to be planted can be the difference between a healthy tree or a sick tree. More knowledge, attention to detail and professional management all have a positive influence towards maintaining sustainable and healthy forests. The Florida Forest Service continues to help communities with forestry. There are also programs like Tree City USA that recognize communities’ effort in properly managing and caring for urban forests. In conclusion; forests no matter where they are, work silently and extremely hard to provide us with many products and services that we use on a day to day basis. If you are interested in gaining additional information about how to better manage your forests, contact your local forester.
Calin Ionita - Forester
Florida Forest Service

Y’all have fun and don’t be too bad out there in the towns and cities.Happy Halloween!✌🏼💗🐊 #CatchtheHatch #Halloween2021...
10/31/2021

Y’all have fun and don’t be too bad out there in the towns and cities.
Happy Halloween!✌🏼💗🐊 #CatchtheHatch #Halloween2021 #florida #alligators #Familyfun

Y’all have fun and don’t be too bad out there in the towns and cities.
Happy Halloween!✌🏼💗🐊 #CatchtheHatch #Halloween2021 #florida #alligators #Familyfun

10/28/2021
10/28/2021

Gatorama is currently looking for someone to work full time in our gift shop! Please message me if you are interested!

Team Gatorama takes 1st Place at the Labelle Rotary Round-Up Golf tournament. Thanks Ben Register, Danny Suero and Bobby...
10/23/2021

Team Gatorama takes 1st Place at the Labelle Rotary Round-Up Golf tournament. Thanks Ben Register, Danny Suero and Bobby Green.

Team Gatorama takes 1st Place at the Labelle Rotary Round-Up Golf tournament. Thanks Ben Register, Danny Suero and Bobby Green.

10/23/2021

Gatorama will be at Palmdale's Fall Festival TODAY!
Palmdale's Fall Festival 1:00-5:00
See Ya Later Alligator!

Puzzle piece #2 .  Look at those whiskers…..What do you think this little one is?  From the Family  Rodentia.  Guess the...
10/07/2021

Puzzle piece #2 . Look at those whiskers…..What do you think this little one is? From the Family Rodentia. Guess the Family-Genus-Species. #animalclassifications #animalpark #florida #puzzles #kids #alligator #CatchtheHatch

Puzzle piece #2 . Look at those whiskers…..What do you think this little one is? From the Family Rodentia. Guess the Family-Genus-Species. #animalclassifications #animalpark #florida #puzzles #kids #alligator #CatchtheHatch

We have a new kid on the block.  He’s young so it will be a few weeks before he makes his debut at Gatorama. He’s from t...
10/06/2021

We have a new kid on the block. He’s young so it will be a few weeks before he makes his debut at Gatorama.

He’s from the order Rhodentia. Can you guess his Family-Genus and species? I’ll be posting other puzzle pieces.. play along have fun. #babies #animalclassifications #familyfun #puzzles #kids #florida #animalpark #learningathome

We have a new kid on the block. He’s young so it will be a few weeks before he makes his debut at Gatorama.

He’s from the order Rhodentia. Can you guess his Family-Genus and species? I’ll be posting other puzzle pieces.. play along have fun. #babies #animalclassifications #familyfun #puzzles #kids #florida #animalpark #learningathome

Benson says he wants a dragon for his 5th birthday.  I told him he already had one!  #alligator #ComeSeeUs #everglades #...
09/21/2021
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Benson says he wants a dragon for his 5th birthday. I told him he already had one! #alligator
#ComeSeeUs #everglades #FamilyTraditions #dragon #management #duckweed #Florida #smallbusiness #Zoolife #Livingatthezoo
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ANNUAL HATCHING FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE – BUY NOW! We Are Open Daily 10-5 COME BACK AND PLAY WILD! GENERAL ADMISSION Everyone Over 5′ $ 20 00 Includes Big Gator Feed Show PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE JUNIOR ADMISSION Everyone Under 5′ $ 10 00 Includes Big Gator Feed Show PURCHASE TICKETS ONLIN...

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Palmdale, FL
33471

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Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Science, Math, Adventure, History, Environment all await you without ever opening a text book! Biggest Gators and Crocs Guaranteed for over 60 years! Great family owned destination. We are a zoo and a farm.

Historic Big Gator and Croc Feeding Show

Welcome to Gatorama! Stroll along our boardwalk and take in our Historic Big Gator and Croc Feeding Show featuring some of the largest Crocodiles and Alligators in Florida. Listen to their distinctive 'jaw pop' and get ready to take some amazing photos of these animals displaying natural feeding behaviors. At the conclusion of the show, join our staff at the Crackin' Barn for your chance to hold a juvenile alligator. These are once in a lifetime photo opportunities perfect for adventurers of any age! Our Big Gator and Croc Feeding Show and Gator Hold is all included with your paid admission to Gatorama.

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Great fun
Had a great time again this year. Can’t wait to do it again next year.
What a great time my family( Ariana Peabody David J Peabody my husband Paul, and of course Alley and Pinky Pie) had here! The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable! My granddaughter left her toy pony at the park. Her mom reached out to them and they all looked for it and found it! You are all so amazing! Thank you!
are you requiring guest's to wear masks ?
Spreading like wildfire. I really hope your zoo does NOT support racism. What is this nonsense? Ppl are VERY upset!!
Yahoooooo!!! 🐊❤️🐊
If there's one thing I've learned from sitting at home... I need to visit your place more than I have 😉
Thank you so much for the awesome time and amazing memories!! This was the highlight of our trip. ❤🐊
Greg Graziani this is happening at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History on December 5th.
It’s my favorite destination when I’m in Florida
Visited here on October 16th. It was GREAT!! Thanks for a fun time!
Great day at Gatorama!