Wooten’s Tiger Incident

OCHOPEE, Fla.—A Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours employee received injuries to his hands and arms today while feeding tigers in the company’s animal sanctuary. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The tigers were not injured and remain in their enclosure. Wooten’s is licensed to care for tigers by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US …

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Wooten’s COVID-19 Update

Updated July 29, 2021 To increase safety, we recommend: Not visiting if you feel sick Getting vaccinated Wearing a mask in our gift shop if you’re not vaccinated Booking online Considering a private tour Thank you for helping us make things safer for everyone. We look forward to your visit!

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New Owners to Improve Wooten’s Airboat Tours

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. – Wooten’s Airboat Tours, an airboat tour company near Everglades City, was recently purchased by the Patel family of Fort Myers. The previous owner, Gene Wooten, inherited the company from his father, Raymond Wooten, in the early 90s. When Raymond started the company in 1953, it was the first Everglades airboat company in Southwest Florida. George Patel …

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