In tiny Palmdale near Lake Okeechobee, Gatorama opened in 1957 and still thrives. The attraction features a 1,000-foot boardwalk to enable visitors to view thousands of alligators and crocodiles along with a pair of Florida panthers, bobcats, skunks, raccoons, and exotic animals such as peacocks, African tortoises, macaws, and kinkajous (a South American mammal related to raccoons).
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