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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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The Everglades

A huge marsh rich in wildlife, the 'Glades covers about 4,000 square miles in south Florida. About 2,400 square miles are in Everglades National Park, the largest national park east of the Rocky Mountains. The Everglades is home to the largest subtropical wilderness on the U.S. mainland.

And--be careful when you dangle your feet in the water--nowhere else in the world do alligators and crocodiles exist side by side!

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Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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