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.