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“Neat attraction in Miami” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
305-400-7000
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Ranked #29 of 123 attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jungle Island is located between downtown Miami and South Beach. The park offers amazing animal exhibits, unique shows and up-close animal interactions unlike anywhere else.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Neat attraction in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I visited this cute zoo on a business trip to Miami. We had a great guide who took us through the major attractions. We were able to enter the kangaroo exhibit and visit with them up close ( the guide did tell us that this is not the type of temperament they would have in the wild)
They have a beautiful big cat exhibit that includes a majestic lion and white tigers.
They offer shows in their amphitheater with several animals at various times each day
Gift shop has a lot of fun souvenirs and trinkets.
Beautiful birds that they do a photo op with when you enter-pictures are ready for purchase on the way out.

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“AMAZING EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

This was literally the est tour I have ever taken , Ryan our guide was awesome, Ana our contact was amazing and the animals, the animals were so cool and fascinating !!!! It was totally worth it and I would go back again. For sure!

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“For animal LOVERS”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I are bird lovers and loved the opportunity to feed and interact with so many different bird species. You really cant get that many bird species anywhere else. The initial photos were a little rushed despite there being no-one else around. The shows were basic but informative which is the point...to educate. The winged wonders show was amazing and I doubt that many ppl understand just how amazing mamma cass is. Not knowing their husbandary routines I don.t think that anyone can comment on the health and wellbeing of the animals. The macaws seemed to enjoy the interaction with ppl and the other animals had decent exhibits. If you want circus tricks and flamboyance don't come here..it's for ppl who really want to connnect with wildlife.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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“Great place for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The shows are fun. The birds are beautiful. You can even feed them. There is a place to eat by the lake. Take a day and see the place.

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“Animal in small cages”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We went there with our 2 years old,visiting from NYC. I am a huge animal lover and go often to zoo. This place is a money maker type of place and it seems that taking care of animals is their last concern. There was loud music playing everywhere , the cages very totally inappropriate especially for the lions and tigers, it is very sad to see these beauty in cages that have no place where they can have some piece and quiet, no trees nor rocks to climb. Overall not a place to go if you truly care for wild life. Instead make a donation to a charity but don't waste your money there. Also when you walk in, there are many employees holding animals so you can take pictures, these animals are all day long held by people walking in, again not the way we should experience wild animals. Alligator with mouse taped and birds with clipped wings....shame on you jungle island.

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