With World Wildlife Day (March 3) just around the corner, we at Seven Hills Suites want to show our guests all the ways they can celebrate in Florida’s capital city. World Wildlife Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. The date March 3 commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. March 3 now serves as an important reminder of the fragility of our planet and the importance of conservation. The World Wildlife Organization uses World Wildlife Day to raise awareness around endangered species and ways everyday people can help conservation efforts. In Tallahassee, there are several ways to celebrate World Wildlife Day, from celebrating with your pets to visiting our own wildlife sanctuaries and touring nearby nature preserves. Continue reading below to learn Fun Ways to Celebrate World Wildlife Day in Tallahassee, FL.
Bring your Pet!
That’s right, not only does Seven Hills Suites, in Tallahassee, Florida, specialize in spacious multi-bedroom and bathroom suites that will fit the whole family, it’s pet friendly as well. So, next time you hit the road with the family, don’t leave behind your favorite four-legged friends. Whether you’re traveling with your cat or dog, our pet-friendly Tallahassee hotel has roomy suites that will make you and your pets feel at home. There is no better way to celebrate World Wildlife Day than with your beloved and loyal pets.
Hit the zoo!
The Tallahassee Museum is more of a zoo and nature park than a traditional museum. If you’re in Tallahassee, Florida, and want to have an immersive wildlife experience, the Tallahassee Museum is the place to go. The Tallahassee Museum has “52 acres of natural wonders, historic buildings, high-flying adventures, and animal exhibits.” Start your visit with a thrilling tree-to-tree zipline adventure. You’ll fly through the air at high speeds over the museum property and navigate the treetops on footbridges and catwalks. Then, settle down for a leisurely wildlife stroll. Walk the museum’s elevated boardwalks to see native wildlife species such as Red Wolves, Black Bears, North American River Otters, Red Foxes, Gray Foxes, Striped Skunks, the Florida Panther, Cougars, various birds of prey, reptiles, and more! Once you’ve toured the permanent exhibit, head to the guest exhibit to see exotic wildlife not native to North America. The Tallahassee Museum is only a short, 15-minute drive from our Tallahassee hotel, Seven Hills Suites.
Get up close and personal with Florida’s most revered wild animal— the Manatee!
The North American Manatee is the largest, surviving member of the sea cow species (scientific name Sirenia). Manatees are large, slow-moving marine mammals that graze on seagrass and algae and have no natural predators. Manatees are so revered in Florida that even the Alligators respect them. When Alligators encounter Manatees in the wild, they yield to the Manatee and allow it to pass. The North American Manatee can be found as far west as Texas and as far north as Massachusetts, but they mainly conger ate in Florida and only migrate during the summer months.
Fortunately for guests at our Tallahassee hotel, Seven Hills Suites, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, which is only half an hour south of the hotel, is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with North American Manatee. Wakulla Springs State Park is home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the entire world. At Wakulla Springs, guests can explore Northern Florida’s most alluring natural wonders and keep an eye out for wild friends along the way. The history of the state park is fascinating and full of Native American and prehistoric activity. The park’s balmy, 70-degree water is home to a variety of species, including Florida Alligators and North American Manatee. The best time of year to see Manatee in Florida is from December to early March, which lines up perfectly with World Wildlife Day!
Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary.
In 1988, a group of volunteers banded together, intending to make a difference in the local wildlife population. That effort culminated in the formation of Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Goose Creek’s primary mission is “to rehabilitate the sick, displaced, injured, and orphaned native wildlife in Tallahassee and nearby surrounding areas and ultimately return them to the wild.” Goose Creek is able to rehabilitate and return Florida’s wildlife to their natural habitat thanks to the hard work of many volunteers. If you’re in Tallahassee, Florida, whether you’re a guest at Seven Hills Suits or not, and you want to make a difference this World Wildlife Day, spend your time volunteering at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is only 5 minutes away from our Tallahassee hotel, Seven Hills Suites.
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