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Everglades National Park

Home to more insects than any other group of animals, Florida’s Everglades also provide a habitat for the manatee, American crocodile, Florida panther, and other rare and endangered species.

Explore the park’s scenery and find out more about the roughly 350 bird species, as well as rare and endangered species, that live there.

National Park Service
Dioramaorama

Dioramaorama

Go fish! Collect sets of plant or animal cards to win stickers to add to your own diorama of some of the country's best-known national parks. More...

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SciGirls/PBS
America’s Best Idea: Everglades National Park

America’s Best Idea: Everglades National Park

Explore the history of the rich and unique Everglades ecosystem, the only place you’ll find alligators and crocodiles living in the same place. More...

Article
PBS
American Crocodile

American Crocodile

The Everglades are home to American crocodiles and their close alligator cousins. Crocs are the rarer of the two species, which makes a croc sighting extra special. Check out these photos. More...

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National Park Service
Curious Kids: The Everglades

Curious Kids: The Everglades

Start your Everglades adventure with a quartet of curious kids. Discover the human and natural history of the largest wilderness in the contiguous U.S. More...

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WGCU/PBS
Everglades National Park Webcam

Everglades National Park Webcam

Travel through time — literally — or just settle in and watch the river flow in one area of the Everglades when you watch these videos and slideshows. More...

Video
National Park Service
Everglades Quick Facts

Everglades Quick Facts

Discover why mosquitoes are important in the Everglades, why the plant is called sawgrass, how many people in Florida rely on the Everglades for water, and more fascinating facts. More...

Article
Everglades Foundation
Invasion of the Giant Pythons: Alligator vs. Python

Invasion of the Giant Pythons: Alligator vs. Python

Size matters when it comes to a battle of alligator vs. python. Watch the techniques each of these animals uses to capture and devour prey. More...

Video
NATURE/PBS
Maps: Historical Everglades

Maps: Historical Everglades

More than half of the Everglades has been drained for building and farming. Compare maps of the historical to the present and find out what restoration is planned for the ecosystem. More...

Article
Everglades Foundation
Roseate Spoonbills Send Warning Signs About the Florida Everglades

Roseate Spoonbills Send Warning Signs About the Florida Everglades

A large pink bird may be telling of trouble for the Everglades ecosystem. Follow this expedition to discover why the roseate spoonbill is struggling in its Florida home. More...

Article
Audubon
The Big Squeeze: Pythons and Mammals in Everglades National Park

The Big Squeeze: Pythons and Mammals in Everglades National Park

Native mammals have fallen victim to the Burmese python, which can grow more than 20 feet long and 200 pounds. Discover more about this and other invasive species and the efforts to deal with them. More...

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U.S. Geological Survey
The Ultimate Everglades National Park Quiz

The Ultimate Everglades National Park Quiz

Play 20 questions about the Everglades and quiz yourself about its creatures, history and more. More...

Interactive
HowStuffWorks
Wildlife: Everglades

Wildlife: Everglades

More than two million acres of wetland ecosystem stretch from central Florida to the south. Discover why the Everglades are a “river of grass” that’s home to hundreds of diverse species. More...

Article
National Wildlife Federation

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