10 Animals That Live in the Florida Everglades

American Alligator: Alligators feel perfectly at home in the Everglades since they prefer to live in marshy areas and near bodies of water like rivers and lakes. Since there are over 200,000 alligators in the Everglades, it's not difficult to come across one.

West Indian Manatee: Because of their chubby appearance, these gentle giants with a cuddly appearance are sometimes referred to as sea cows. They have a 1,000-pound maximum weight!

Roseate Spoonbill: Had it not been for its large, spoon-shaped bill and shorter neck, one may mistake the roseate spoonbill for a flamingo. Because they feed on crustaceans, these wading birds get streaks of pink all over their bodies.

White-Tailed Deer: In the stillness of morning and dusk, before most tourists arrive in the Everglades, white-tailed deer are most frequently sighted. Their undersides may shine white as they scamper over the shoreline in search of aquatic vegetation to eat.

River Otter: Otters have long whiskers, thick hair to keep them warm, and webbed feet for swift swimming. They are also renowned for being playful, fierce, and cute.

American Crocodile: To differentiate the crocodile from the alligator, look for its slender snout and prominent lower teeth. With a maximum length of 14 feet, crocodiles are far rarer than alligators.

Dolphin: At the Ten Thousand Islands, a stunning location for exploring the Everglades' waters, you may anticipate seeing these amiable mammals swimming and having fun.

Burmese Python: The good news is that Burmese pythons typically hunt at night, so if the mere concept of enormous snakes gives you nightmares, you probably won't see any.

Turtles: Walking in the Everglades, you may come across a variety of turtle species, including the hawksbill, leatherback, and Florida snapping turtles. There are some that stand out more than others, such as the red-belly cooter.

Florida Panther: There are about 160 panthers remaining in the wild today, compared to only 20 in the 1970s. The elusive panther is a goal shared by many Everglades tourists.