Zoo Miami, also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. The unique climate in South Florida allows a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas representing a broad mix of species that is unlike any other zoo in the country. Our animals are grouped according to their geographic territories, with species that live together peacefully in the wild placed in exhibits together here at the zoo. Our trees, foliage, and even our soil are matched as closely as possible to the native habitats of our animals.
Originally named Parrot Jungle, it was moved from its original suburban location in Pinecrest, Florida to its present location just east of downtown Miami and after the site was purchased for Pinecrest Gardens in 2002, it was renamed as Parrot Jungle Island. In 2007, the park was again renamed to Jungle Island. It relaunched as an eco-adventure park on Watson Island. The park re-opened following a series of major renovations after the park incurred damage from Hurricane Irma. It features new pop-up water slides, an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience, zip lines, escape rooms, a Nerf battle stadium and other attractions.
Located in Palm Beach County, its Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 1000 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, water spray ground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari. This park aims to be a leader in animal care, conservation and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Zoological Wildlife Foundation is a 5-acre zoo in Miami offering intimate guided wildlife tours that include hands on encounters with a vast variety of our wildlife. They aim to educate the public about the danger these animal face in the wild and what can be done to help. On the tour you will be walking around the grounds making several stops where your tour guide will educate you on the conservation status of the animal and more. You will have opportunity to interact with many of these animals. Feed the camels, lemurs, toucans and more. In route to the Encounters Amphitheater you will also see the amazing predators; felines and more as close as 6 feet away. Once in the Amphitheater you will have full hands on interaction with reptiles, birds, primates and other small mammals! End your tour with a special private encounter with the baby felines or some of the other amazing animal ambassadors!
Located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, discover South Florida’s best aquarium and favorite visitor attraction. Enjoy amazing marine mammal shows with dolphins and sea lions that delight children of all ages. See world-class sea life exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more. Learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with the friendly, intelligent and graceful dolphins at Dolphin Harbor, the best dolphin experience in Miami! Join us for one of our many special events great family dining options, and of course, unforgettable animal experiences at the best place to swim with dolphins in Miami!
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