Florida: Mission Everglades encourages residents, as well as tourists, to take a deeper look at wildlife and conservation efforts in our own backyard. This exhibit is a unique “gateway” to experiencing the Everglades. Guests journey through habitats of iconic Florida animals like the roseate spoonbill, the Florida panther, black bear, burrowing owl, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, American crocodile, American alligator, Florida box turtle and more. About 60 species of animals are represented, and the exhibit highlights the importance of conservation for animals listed as endangered or threatened in the wild. Adding entertainment to education, the exhibit also features a special Lostman’s River boat ride as well as interactive exhibits designed to give visitors an up-close look at the animals, such as a crawl-through “tunnel” at the crocodile habitat, a slide-through the North American river otter exhibit, a pop-up blind at the Florida panther/black bear exhibit, a brown and white pelican encounter, and a new children's Cypress Landing Playground.
The goal of the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit is to give our visitors a deeper understanding of the importance of the Everglades and to engage visitors in helping us save it. This exhibit will make visitors want to go out and visit the actual Everglades.
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Did you know? The Everglades provides fresh drinking water to you and the rest of South Florida’s nearly 7 million residents. Together with Zoo Miami Foundation, you can be part of an extraordinary effort centered on Everglades awareness, education, and conservation. Your support will help us educate visitors on the direct link between Everglades health and their daily lives. Join us in spreading awareness of the Everglades and its vital role in our everyday lives. Your contribution will ensure that all Floridians understand the part they play in protecting this treasured resource—because there are no other Everglades in the world.