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Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number: 941-355-5305
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Dining
Description: An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows...
An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.
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Nice walk with lots too see

Great little place to see but I wouldn't recommend feeding the flamingo's out of your hand. My nephew and I were bitten when we ran out of food. Also loved all the parrots.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
James B
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Bradenton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was very saddened, displeased and heartbroken with the way the animals/wildlife were treated. I will NEVER go here again. The animals were kept in very subpar environments. A very large croc was in, what I consider, a baby-pool sized pond. Not much natural brush... The many baby gators were piled atop one another. The lemurs were in small cages... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great little place to see but I wouldn't recommend feeding the flamingo's out of your hand. My nephew and I were bitten when we ran out of food. Also loved all the parrots.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a fun time! Being a total flamingo freak, I so enjoyed walking around with the live, free-range flamingos! Feeding them was quite the experience. Felt like a child again!

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Jungle Gardens has been my destination for peace and enjoyment for 30 years. On my last visit, I attempted to relax as I always had before, but the recent addition of loudspeakers throughout the grounds playing intrusive music prevented that. The Gardens are still beautiful but no longer peaceful. Please be warned about this development if you visit this attraction.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My two year old loved this place. I wasn't sure what to expect since my experience with private zoos such as this one is not great. However, while I'm no expert, the animals here seemed well kept and happy. My son really enjoyed feeding the flamingos and feeding the goats and chickens at the petting zoo. We also got to... More 

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Chicagol, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice afternoon here, especially getting up close and personal with the many flamingos roaming around the grounds. The are very gentle even with the small child we had with us. Purchase a bag of food for the flamingos on the way in and they will follow you anywhere. The tropical birds are beautiful and the pond full of... More 

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Sarasota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere until the loud music interfered with the sound of the animals. Why would anyone play loud music when people visit to hear the animals?

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Parrish, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I took my young adult children to the Jungle lights and they had as much fun as the little kids, They enjoyed feeding the pink flamingos and hot cocoa and smores.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spent about a half day tramping through the "jungle" with our grandson & granddaughter. We were with a home school group that numbered about 90 kids and adults. The management went out of the way to make us welcome and set aside special seating for our group at the different shows. Feeding the animals was a treat for the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The garden is beautiful ,the animals are sad and depressing to look at. A 10ft gator was in this small caged area with barely enough water to stick his foot in. All the baby gators are piled on top of each other in a 1ft swimming pool. They either need to take the animals out anf just have it as... More 

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