Alligator Island, located in the northern section of Gatorland's "Gator Lake", is home to the largest reptiles in the park. Hundreds of alligators inhabit "Gator Lake", and Alligator Island is the best place to see Gatorland's largest alligators and crocodiles up close and personal as they soak up the Florida sun.
You might even get a chance to see Alf, a gigantic American Crocodile over 15 feet in length. Weighing over 1,000 pounds, Alf is Gatorlands largest reptile, and a favorite amongst Gatorland's visitors and staff.
The central feature of Alligator Island is a large palm tree which not only provides shade to the gators and crocs, but also is home to several species of native Florida Birds. Greater Egret, Snowy Egret, and Florida Grackals make their nests in this large tree. During the alligator's breeding season, several female alligators will also make their nests on the island.
Alligator Island is also home to several thousand Mexican Free-Tail Bats, which live in a specially designed "bat house" on the island. Only venturing out at night, the bats consume vast quantities of insects before returning to their "bat house" to sleep during the day.
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