15 Everglades Facts You Ought to Know
Ashley | 28 - 04 - 2021
Updated: April 28, 2021 11:00 pm IST
You will know why there is so much weird and bizarre news about Florida once you play this Everglades trivia quiz and uncover the hidden Everglades facts behind this natural wonder.
Everglades is one of the largest subtropical wetlands in the U.S and the Everglades National Park makes only 20% of the entire swamp. Get more information about this natural wonder through the Everglades National Park quiz.
Are you ready to play the Everglades trivia quiz?
1. When Was the Everglades National Park Established?
When the sea levels increased 17000 years ago the runoff water from the Okeechobee river formed the Everglades. The Park was created as a protective barrier against the over-exhaustion of its resources.
2. Where Are the Everglades in Florida?
The Everglades is home to 360 species of birds and many other animals like the Florida panther, American alligators that are not found anywhere else in the world.
3. How Old Are the Everglades?
The formation of the Everglades began 17000 years ago but the land became a full-fledged forest around 5000 years ago. While the Everglades National Park is only 73 years old as of 2021.
4. The Everglades Consists of the Largest _______
The Everglades consists of nine distinct habitats: Hardwood Hammock, Pinelands, Mangrove, Coastal Lowlands, Freshwater Slough, Freshwater Marl Prairie, Cypress, Marine & Estuarine.
5. Which Trail Is the Best for a Scenic Drive in the Everglades?
While the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo trails are famous for short walks through the park, the Tamiami trail is the best for a drive if you want to get close to the scenery the Everglades has to offer.
6. How Deep Is the Water in the Everglades?
The Everglades is made of both freshwater and saltwater with an average depth of around 4-5 feet while the deepest point is around 9 feet deep.
7. Can You Go for a Swim in the Everglades?
Swimming is absolutely prohibited in the Everglades due to the possibility of getting tangled inside the dense mangrove roots and the humongous population of alligators.
8. Do Sharks Live in the Everglades Water?
Aggressive bull sharks are found in the freshwater bodies of the Everglades and are known to surface near the shores in search of prey.
9. How Many Bodies Are Found In the Everglades?
Due to murder or tragic accidents, bodies found in the Everglades become unrecognizable, with the number of animals ready to feed on anything that doesn’t fight back.
10. What Is the Largest Python Caught in the Everglades?
Python hunters Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Plavidis captured the Burmese python for a bounty of $8.65 per snake plus a bonus depending on the snake’s length.
11. Which Is the Largest Forest in the World?
The Amazon rainforest in Brazil that spreads across 5.5 million square km of land may be the largest globally, but the Everglades is the largest forest in the western hemisphere of the world.
12. What Was the Original Size of the Everglades?
The Everglades is not a swamp but a river that branched out from Lake Okeechobee to the peninsula’s tip in Florida.
13. How Much Has the Everglades Shrunk?
The Everglades were exploited since the 1800s, but its effects became evident only in the 20th century. The Everglades National Park, initiated by Ernest Coe, was established to protect this natural wonder.
14. When Did the Everglades Start to Become Smaller?
The Everglades National Park protects only 20% of the Everglades, and there are strict rules imposed to protect the rest. The entire ecosystem depends on water, and humans are continuously draining it.
15. How Many Season are There in the Everglades?
Though the Everglades is a wetland forest, it faces a dry season from December to April, causing its inhabitants to suffer from drastic water scarcity.