The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. Today it functions as a modern zoo serving the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, important research, and worldwide conservation efforts. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm’s history as an attraction and an accredited zoo is nearly as exciting as zipping across the Alligator Lagoon on Crocodile Crossing, the park’s thrilling zip-line attraction
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The South Beach Alligator Farm and
Burning Springs Museum in the 1890s
The original entrance to the Alligator
Farm, which overlooked Old Quarry Road,
burned down in 1936.
W.I. Drysdale and Charlie Usina
moving a reluctant alligator
Radio interview in the alligator lagoon
The main building of the St. Augustine
Alligator Farm, around 1947
Tourists observe alligators on
the bridge in the Lagoon.
Famed naturalist Ross Allen gives a lecture on alligators to visitors in the new roofed theater.
This addition brings 24 species of the world’s crocodilians to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.
This assists the continuation of our mission for education and conservation.
Egyptian artifacts, replicas of famous antiquities, and of course
our stunning Nile crocodiles
Featuring two Hoffman’s two-toed sloths in a rainforest habitat shared
with other species from the tropics