Alligators, Komodo dragons, and horses are all just a few of the wildlife you can experience right here in Central Florida. From native Florida animals to animals across the globe, here are some ways to walk on the wild side in Orlando:

For a walk on the Florida wild side look no further than Gatorland. Nothing says Florida wildlife quite like an alligator and at Gatorland guests can experience thousands of them along with other various Florida wildlife. The attraction’s breeding marsh, petting zoo, nature walk, and educational wildlife programs bring guests up-close to the gators for a wildlife experience unlike any other. Plus, the Gator Wrestlin’ show is always exciting to watch.

Wild Florida Wildlife Park
For more of Florida’s wildlife check out Wild Florida Wildlife Park. The park is home to alligators, wild foxes, water buffalo, lemurs, wild turkey and more. You can also take in Florida’s nature onboard an airboat that takes you through the everglades where you’ll encounter native flora like wetlands and mangroves.

Horse Riding Orlando
Combine Explore Florida’s wildlife with Florida’s nature on horseback at Horse Riding Orlando. With the horse as your guide, you’ll ride along trails through the countryside of untouched Florida land. The 60-minute horse ride through pastures and local nature is a relaxing way to take in the beauty of our state.

Sea Life Orlando
Take a deep dive into the ocean and experience a wide array of marine life at Sea Life Orlando. The attraction takes you beneath the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans where you’ll encounter unique marine life. Visit the 360 degree Under Water Tunnel and get up-close glimpses of such aquatic animals as sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and more.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Learn about the animals across the world at ZooTampa at Lowry Park.  The zoo offers exhibits the take guests through South Africa and Ituri Forest for glimpses of African penguins, cheetahs, white rhinos, meerkats and more. Or travel to Asia, and experience Komodo dragons, leopards, and tigers. You can even learn more about Florida’s wildlife including Florida Panthers, Key deer, American alligators and more.