View alligators in a natural setting at this farm that features geothermal wells keeping the water at 87 degrees, aiding in ... More
Colorado Alligator Farm
View alligators in a natural setting at this farm that features geothermal wells keeping the water at 87 degrees, aiding in the production of alligators and fish. Nature trail hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking are available on site, as well as guided tours.
If i could give this place a negetive i would this place was inhumane and terrible. I think this place shouldnt be here it is a descrase to colorado the USA and the WORLD it was sad to ssee the alagators in this bad of shape they were obviously mistreated in many accounts. They have gator wrestling that sounds fun but how is it wrestling if the gator cant stand under its own waight not to mension wrestle.
This place also says it gives you a learning envyroment not at all there are posters every 100 yards saying an intresting fact thats not learning not by a long shot
please dont go
This place is in horrible conditions. It is over crowded and the gators are in bad conditions. There are used tires in nasty water. There are rusty gates holding the gators in. Don't go. The living conditions are terrible for the gators.
This place was not good at all. The gators are cramped and are almost stepping on each other there is about 25 animals in a 25-30 square foot enclosure. Also the people working there seem to have no respect for the animal by hitting or pulling on there tails how fair is that when I was there at the end there were 2 birds and you could tell that they hated it there every person that walked by they screamed at as if to ask for help this place is completely inhumane please don't go and don't support this organization.
Cons- Animals that have been removed from their natural habitat is always sad. Pro- this is more of a rescue for animals that people have hurt or unrealistically bought for pets
Con- The "tanks" are rustic and pallets do not give a safe feeling when used as a gate to contain one of the oldest "killers" on earth. Pro- the people are resourceful, lol.
It is a great place to stop at and send some time. Quick stop to stretch your legs or spend some time with the animals and the staff. We were lucky enough to be there to watch one of the 12ft gators receive her daily shot. She was injured and going to be put down when the owners adopted her. Watching a man walk into a pond with 20+ mature gators lurking in the water to find the one gator that needs medicine is crazy. This man (who either loves his and genuinely cares for their well being and comfort or completely wacked out of his mind to the point self preservation is foreign ) walked through the water, found the 12ft gator, went under water, put a lead rope around her, pulled her to the bank, all to piss her off by administering a shot. He pulled people from the crowd to join and assist him while talking to us and educating the crowd about alligators with humor and interaction. I am still floored that he knew her patterns, located her even when she was mixed with so man others and bring her to the bank within minutes. That shows dedication and commitment. (three times a day this man did this)
Some people have written reviews about the horrid place where the animals are mistreated.
I saw charming staff that cared and respected all the animals that lived on the farm. People who give up their lives to help salvage misfit, abused and neglected animals, may not have the funds to have marble walk ways and scented air filters. They are doing what they can to make a difference for the animals and the guests. The experience was priceless. My son learned a lot and we now have a wonderful family memory that includes dinosaurs. I look forward visiting again and again. I encourage people to go and also donate to the farm.
Thank you to the staff for your hard work so people like me can see gators in a brighter light and lessen my ignorance, both about the animals and judging people by their cover.
The person who thought it was horrid, instead of hurting possible business, volunteer your time and money to help with improvements!
If you want to see how NOT to treat an animal, visit this place. The water the animals lived in was disgustingly dirty, the alligators were literally lying on top of each other due to the lack of space. Much of the "containment" areas were made of old junk...tires, tin roofs, etc. The "medical area" was a container of water with a metal roof for the gator to get out of the sun. It was an entirely sad situation.
There was a fish tank with fish floating dead. Outside there was an area where there were fish in water that wasn't even high enough for the fish to swim upright. The fish were flopping on their side, sucking water in order to breathe.
There were also birds. Two parrots didn't have water, and an ostrich that resided outside in at least 85 temp. didn't have any shelter/shade. I would highly recommend NOT visiting this place as it only encourages the inhumane behavior of these animals.
very cool. friendly people who also try and educate you. they take in alot of unwanted animals that people buy and then give up. the place does need some up dating but im sure its very expensive to take care of all these alligators and other animals . very cool place and i think these people really care about what they are doing.
This place is pretty cool for what it is. It's a fish farm turned alligator sanctuary. It's no Denver Zoo or Aquarium, but is very unique in it'sown right. Lots of reptile wildlife most Colorado folks just don't get to see. If you are in the area, it is a must see stop.
We had the best time! I don't know what month or day the strong man competition was, but we held alligators while we were timed as we ran and jumped over bales of hay. We hauled water from the alligator pit to huge buckets 1st to fill wins. Then came the log poll toss-very heavy! The games were numerous and everyone had such a great time. The pictures and our memories will last a lifetime. Thanks Colorado Gators!!!