Four Facts About The Everglades
By Micah Moen
Florida isn’t just theme parks and beaches. It’s actually home to one of the
most wild places on earth. Here are four facts about the Everglades you
probably didn’t know. Fact one. Although many people think it’s a swamp, the Everglades is actually a slow-moving river. It measures sixty miles wide and
one hundred miles long. Fact Two. The Everglades is the only place on earth both alligators and crocodiles coexist. Probably best to stay in your boat. Fact three. This wetland is home to more than twenty endangered or threatened animal species. These include the Florida Panther, manatees, and snail kites. Fact four. The Everglades provides drinking water for
seven million Floridians. So it’s not just animals that depend on
a healthy Everglades, humans do too. So do your part and keep the water plastic free. Join 4ocean in supporting the Everglades.