Monday, April 22, 2013

Conservancy of Southwest Florida



This past weekend the Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrated its reopening after a significant renovation.  The organization began as an environmental advocate and now operates a 21-acre nature preserve next to the Naples Zoo.  Injured wildlife is brought to the Conservancy, where staff attempts to repair the damage.  Some animals are able to return to their natural environment, while others remain on display at the Conservancy's nature center.

This baby alligator is in an educational display.  When it outgrows the display, it will be transported to a larger facility.

23 comments:

Andy said...

Judging by the look in his eyes I would say he thinks you look delicious.

Doronette NF said...

OMG ! What a lovely picture !

brattcat said...

great capture.

Cezar and Léia said...

The baby alligator is cute!
Great shot!
Léia

RamblingRound said...

He just wants to be petted. :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh my! That is quite a shot.

Sharon said...

I love this photo! I've never seen a baby alligator and it's looks so innocent.

Taken For Granted said...

Great shot. The gator is cute, but I'll still keep my hands in my pockets.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Jack! He does indeed look so innocent! Always love the babies! Have a great week!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice pet.

Malyss said...

I don't think he's looking innocent! I think he has already a very ferocious face, and I'm sure he would be cut your finger if he could catch it!
This being said, the picture itself is very pretty!

RedPat said...

It looks as if the turtle is heading in for a nip! ;-))

Lowell said...

We visited this place many years ago. I'm glad that it is still in operation. As I recall, it depends a lot on donations.

Cute shot. May make a Gator out of you yet!

Karl Demetz said...

Cute! He should not grow...
Really a lovely shot, Jack!

Dianne said...

A great capture Jack .... I'm pleased they're going to upgrade his accommodation as he grows.

William Kendall said...

Not quite as cute when they get bigger, but still, an amazing animal!

Randy said...

Nice close up.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

There are several wildlife rescue places in Costa Rica that perform a valuable service.

Kate said...

Always glad to hear about nature centers for injured animals. this one looks pretty healthy and happy.

VP said...

Healing injured alligators? I am lost at this...

Virginia said...

...like the EVerglades?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They're kind of cute when they're this size Jack, lovely capture.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Yep, cute critter. Too bad they grow sharp teeth when they get big :)