ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park has an array of outstanding displays that reflect five different regions of North America. The Southern Swamps features a vast prairie of sawgrass that echoes the Florida Everglades, which was known as ‘Grassy Waters’ by the Native Americans. Islands of hardwood trees called hammocks, coastal mangroves, and Palmetto pine scrub are dotted about this watery paradise and inhabited by an exotic range of animals, such as alligators, snakes, and birds.
The Northlands displays a section of the second largest forest left in the world – the northern evergreen forest that stretches from Newfoundland across Canada into Alaska. The Eastern Woodlands is a lovely exhibit of large broadleaf trees, beautiful wildflowers, stocky shrubs, and a plethora of animals that live in tune with the distinct four-season cycle of the eastern woodlands. Big Sky Country reflects the American Midwest and the beautiful Rocky Mountains with snow-capped peaks lined with lichens and grasses, evergreen forests of spruce, fir, and pine, short grasses of the western high plains, and animals such as mule deer, elk, pumas, and eagles. The Great Southwest showcases the extreme environment of a desert and the ways in which animals and plants adapt to survive.
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