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Jungle Island, Miami

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#3 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Miami
Interact with tropical birds, see a tiger show, or visit the Everglades Habitat to further explore Florida's ecosystems at Jungle Island. Such famous guests as Winston Churchill and President Jimmy Carter have visited this zoo, which originally opened in 1936 as Parrot Jungle. In addition to animal shows and exhibitions, the park also provides visitors with opportunities for live animal encounters at its petting zoo. A few of the zoo's most popular attractions are its Parrot Bowl, which hosts the Winged Wonders bird show, and a 408 kg (400 lb) liger (combination lion and tiger). Jungle Island is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Miami Edition.
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  • Jungle Island provides a lot of hands on activities which is great! As soon as you walk in you are able to pet and take photos with either a baby alligator or vibrant macaws. Which I thought was wonde...  more »
  • This Zoo located at Waltons island offers many animal species with which it is possible to have a direct contact
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  • A morning spent lounging near Parrot and other tropical animals, green and pretty but nothing exceptional.
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  • I love Jungle Island! I come here very often with my friends and always have a great time. I always make sure to stop here when i'm in the Miami Area. This zoo has lots of wonderful animals and sights. The shows are also very entertaining and educational. I always learn something new here! The penguins are also super adorable and I always enjoy watching their show. I also enjoy observing the alligators and the rest of the serpents. This zoo has so many different animals to look at and lots of activities, that I never run out of things to do and see. All of the animals, especially the birds are very friendly and sociable, and I love feeding them. The petting zoo is also very nice, where you can feed the goats with bottles and brush their hair. It is also so cool that they allow you to interact with baby kangaroos face to face. I can't think of any other place where you would be able to do that.The restaurant is also pretty good, however overpriced, just like the admission. To me it is worth if however, as the experience of seeing these unique, beautiful animals is amazing.
  • Overpriced, but nice - 30$ would be okay, but 42-47$ is too much. You have even to pay for parking! Kids will be happy, for adults it's not bad but nothing special. The best is kangaroo pavilion where you can touch them - very relaxing. A lot of nice parrots everywhere. But some animals in the small cages looks unhappy. The staff is friendly and try to do best for customers. The bird show is nice, but the tiger show is really boring. But still it's better to go this place then not to go.
  • The park was neat and enjoyable but I regret paying extra for the sloth experience. We were told that for $30 more dollars (not including the admission price) we would be able to play with the sloths for half an hour. They made it sound like it would only be our group of two during our time slot but when we arrived, there were four other people there who had also paid extra for the sloths. All six of us split the 30minutes with going inside the sloth's very small enclosure. $30 basically got us 4 minutes each of getting a closer look at the sloth and we were able to feed him one piece of sweet potato each. We all just stood outside for another 30 minutes waiting for our turn. We couldn't hold him or and barely got to pet him. Very disappointed and wish that I hadn't paid the $60 for the group of two. The rest of the park was really neat though. We were able to feed parrots and pet kangaroos at no extra charge. The shows were fun and educational and there was so much to see. We went during a week day so it was not very crowded at all. I would recommend going here but not paying extra for the sloth exhibit. Just was not worth the money
  • Most of the shows are great! Would recommend to anyone looking to spend 7 hours of fun fulfilled entertainment! The animals are well treated and well taken care of. Love the hospitality too!!!#
  • We had a great time...kid loved petting the kangaroos ... it was amazing watching the animals and birds so close. . Luckily for us the lion and the Tiger were right beside the glass wall and so very close to us...good that the glass was strong !! the 2 tortoises are huge and over 100 years old! Downside is that the park is overpriced and add $10 parking fee on top of it ..

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