Jungle Island is a popular zoo in Miami. What impressed us most was the white lion and white tiger, Liger (the descendant of lion and female tiger), the stupid kangaroo, and the sloth that did not work after watching Mad Animal City. Animal performances of all kinds are also worth watching. There are many other animals. There are plenty of opportunities to contact animals here, and there is no extra charge. It is very suitable for parent-child travel. It is suggested that the tour should last about three hours.
You might want to stop by here on your way to Miami Beach. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending the day. The former Parrot Jungle, which was originally located at today’s Pinecrest Gardens is an interactive zoological adventure with plenty of hands on activities. At the entrance you get to hold parrots, a snake or a gator. Of course they want to see you the picture, but just snap away yourself. The staff is super friendly and in the end, it’s all about the animals anyway. You walk through lush green from show to show, presenting birds, penguins and baby tigers. Feed the parrots on the way. You don’t have to be afraid of their beak; they gently will take the food by sticking out their soft black tongue. Other attractions are the kangaroo’s encounter, petting zoo and an obstacle course in the salty ocean water off Jungle Islands own private beach.
Jungle Island is Miami's famous amusement park. It's a good place to go with children. Four of us spent $156 to get into the attraction (two old people each cheaper $2). The location of the attraction is very good and the mood is very beautiful. The problem is that the admission fee includes parking.
Once called the Parrot Jungle, my memories of this "zoo" are mainly all from Elementary School. We used to take class trips here like it was going out of style. I swear, every other week it was like "Please have your parents sign this waiver, just in case you're eaten by a Parrot". I may be misremembering that. Now called Jungle Island, this zoo still houses a huge, giant, fantastical selection of Parrots, both native and foreign. It's kind of a joke, actually, because as far as I know they don't clip any of the birds wings and, therefore, a lot of the Parrots you may see out and about in Miami actually call Jungle Island home. In terms of Zoos, this one is quite unique and I definitely recommend it for any zoophiles visiting Miami.
I have gone to Jungle Island a couple of times, and those visits were really fun! Its both a zoo, and a learning center and, it's great if you have kids cause they are educated while also having a nice time in the place! You get to eat, look at all the animals, see some historic and interesting facts of each, and not feel like you have to rush everywhere! This is a great place for families and pretty much any age!
It's not far from downtown Miami and it's close to wildlife.
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Located on a small island in Miami, it is not big enough to run for an hour. However, compared with domestic zoos, there are parrots and lizards for visitors to take hand-held photos (self-portraits are free, Park photo fees) as soon as they enter the park. Some birds are strolling along the park's walkway to seek food from visitors. Kangaroo parks can be visited inside for visitors to touch with their own hands. It's just a couple of animal shows that feel like they're going through the motions.
A favorite of mine as a kid. They have so much exotic wild life from monkeys, cats, fish, and every time of bird imaginable. What makes it so special are the hands on shows where you can see trained animals preform up close. You can also feed every bird so its really fun and interactive.