Who says there is nothing new going on at one of Central’s Florida’s oldest attraction?
Savannah Boan, longtime radio personality, has joined the staff of Gatorland as animal education ambassador, the long-standing attraction announced Tuesday.
“She has a deep passion and incredible enthusiasm for alligators, crocodiles, reptiles and all our animals,” said Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland. “She’s all about Florida wildlife, and so are we.”
Boan, commonly known as “Savannah Swamp Girl” on 104.1 FM’s “Monsters in the Morning” will serve as liaison between the animals and the public, working primarily on Gatorland’s social-media presence.
Boan has worked with crocodiles and reptiles from Cuba to Australia. She has worked at the Reptile Zoo in Orange County., Calif. She is a contributor to Digitilian, an online reptile magazine, and she has a pet crocodile monitor named Butters.
She spent 10 years in the radio industry and four years in the Marine corps.
Gatorland, which opened in 1949, features thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with observation tower, an aviary, nature walk, petting zoo and educational wildlife programs.