Visit the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine to be amazed, intrigued and thoroughly entertained. Do things like pet an alligator, watch a feeding and see wild species like Albino Alligators, herons, spoonbills and woodstorks. You’ll also get a gander at toucans, parrots, Australian emus and seven different types of monkeys. Gaze in amazement at Maximo, a 36-year-old, 15 foot, 1,250 pound Crocodile. If his massive size and weight don’t astound you, the story of his life, so far, probably will. He was captured as an egg in Australia and was donated to the United States.
Experts say he could live to be 60 or even 80 years old.
Another fascinating exhibit features Gomek, a preserved crocodile that was 18 feet long and weighed 2,000 pounds. Founded by two local St. Augustine men, George Reddington and Alex Fire, The Alligator Farm was opened in 1893 and has been a favorite stop to travelers from all over world ever since.