According to state records and media reports, wildlife trappers working for Disney World have removed more than 200 alligators over the past five years. Disney World has special permits with the state of Florida that allow it to work directly with wildlife trappers.
It was on June 14, 2016, that Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy, was killed by an alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. In reaction to that event, Disney installed warning signs and barriers around many natural bodies of water.
Here are the number of alligators Disney has removed in the past years: