Facts About the Everglades
- In addition to Pixies, there are 14 endangered species that call the Everglades their home? The:
Atlantic Ridley Turtle
Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle
Atlantic Leatherback Turtle
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
Snail (Everglades) Kite
West Indian Manatee
Key Largo Wood Rat
Key Largo Cotton Mouse
Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly
- The “Florida Panther” is actually a type of Mountain Lion. They are also called Pumas or Cougars.
- The Everglades is the only place in the world where you can find both Alligators and Crocodiles.
- The Everglades is now only half the size that it used to be.
- The gender of some reptiles like alligators, turtles and crocodiles depends on the temperature of the nest. That means that a rise in tempertature caused by global warming could make it so that only all female turtles or all male turtles are born. If that were to happen, those species would ceast to exist!