The Everglades National Park occupies a considerable part of southern Florida. This huge park contains a wide variety of unique habitats and residents not found anywhere else in the United States. Take this quiz to learn more about these creatures and many others.
Where is the Everglades National Park located?
How big is the park?
million and a half acres
half a million acres
What kind of terrain do you find here?
marine islands, fresh water lakes and swamps
How big was the Everglades once?
4,000 square miles
3,000 square miles
2,000 square miles
How far does the Everglades extend?
Lake Okeechobee and Big Cypress Swamp
Shark Valley to Lake Okeechobee
Big Cypress Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico
When was the park established?
What endangered species can only be found in the Everglades?
How many species of plants grow in this area?
How many bird species can be found in the park?
What makes the park so special?
its abundance of monuments and natural canyons
one of the world's most complex ecosystems
large population of black bear
How do you tell the difference between a common alligator and the mighty crocodile?
The crocodile's lower teeth are visible when its mouth is closed.
The alligator is shorter and a different color.
The crocodile spends more time on dry land than the marine alligator.
How does the crocodile signal its presence?
It snaps its powerful jaws loudly.
It snorts underwater sending up a spray of water.
It whacks the water with its tail.
What is a hammock in the context of the Everglades?
small bare land masses scattered throughout the swamps
masses of vegetation
thick vegetation strung out between the mangroves
Do you find wildlife on the hammocks?
only marine life
foxes, raccoons, snakes, deer
When is the best time to visit the park?
December to April
April to September
September to December
Why is this the best time to visit?
Plant life is in full bloom.
There are fewer bugs.
There are fewer visitors.
What endangered bird can you find at Paurotis Pond?
What fish can live encased in mud during the dry season?
What happened in the Everglades in 1939 as a result of overdraining?