River Journey / Delta Country
Often perceived as a land of stagnation, the cypress swamp ecosystem is actually a labyrinth of trees, water and soft earth that is teeming with life. The Delta Country gallery includes Alligator Bayou - home to a congregation of American Alligators that silently patrol the waters. These intelligent animals are actually great communicators using a number of audible vocalizations, body language and vibrations to communicate.
Visitors proceed along the boardwalk in this exhibit to see animals like the extraordinarily large alligator snapping turtle through the swampy waters amidst a tangle of tree trunks, vines and hanging moss. Sunfish swim with a variety of turtles and ducks in the shallow pools while birds patrol the canopy overhead.