The Ultimate Everglades National Park Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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?

It occupies a large portion of south Florida.

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How big is the park?

It covers an area of a million and a half acres.

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What kind of terrain do you find here?

You have swamps, freshwater lakes, grass prairie and marine islands

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How big was the Everglades once?

It was once more than 4,000 square miles in size.

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How far does the Everglades extend?

It extends from Lake Okeechobee and Big Cypress Swamp all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

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When was the park established?

It was established in 1947.

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What endangered species can only be found in the Everglades?

This is the only place you can find the American Crocodile.

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How many species of plants grow in this area?

There are 700 plant species.

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How many bird species can be found in the park?

You have 300 species of birds.

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What makes the park so special?

It is one of the world's most complex ecosystems of still water swamps, saw grass, mangrove forests and black muck.

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How do you tell the difference between a common alligator and the mighty crocodile?

A crocodile's lower teeth are still visible when the mouth is closed.

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How does the crocodile signal its presence?

It whacks the water with its tail.

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What is a hammock in the context of the Everglades?

They are masses of vegetation that appear to be islands.

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Do you find wildlife on the hammocks?

Some hammocks are home to foxes, raccoons, snakes, deer and birds.

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When is the best time to visit the park?

The best time is from mid-December to mid-April.

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Why is this the best time to visit?

Simply because there are fewer bugs and insects.

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What endangered bird can you find at Paurotis Pond?

The wood stork can usually be seen here.

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What fish can live encased in mud during the dry season?

The gar has an air bladder that functions like a primitive lung.

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What happened in the Everglades in 1939 as a result of overdraining?

The Everglades suffered from huge fires because of overdraining.

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What is the major threat to the Everglades today?

The park desperately needs a greater share of water.

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