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“Good overall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monkey Jungle

Monkey Jungle
14805 SW 216 St., South Miami, FL FL 33170
305-235-1611
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Dig (archeology), Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Over 4,000 primates run free throughout this reserve.
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“Good overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Monkey Jungle was an overall enjoyable experience. The jungle was easy to navigate and walk through independently. It was fun to feed the monkeys with food purchased at the gift shop, and nice to watch (some) of them run freely. I was sad, however, to see many of the monkeys in rather barren-looking cages. I would say that the advertising for this jungle is somewhat misleading in that sense. I was under the impression that they all "ran free" within the jungle. Staff seemed knowledgable and invested. My hope is that they keep a good eye on visitors as they roam through. I was shocked and enraged to see some stupid f*** pounding his fist on a parrot's cage, as well as another lowlife from that group doing the same to a monkey's cage. (Staff did approach and tell them to stop. I was just about to report them).

Seeing the many (animal) creatures here was wonderful and should give all a greater appreciation for endangered animals and their habitats.

Visited March 2013
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trenton,nj
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Monkey sees you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Truly a great time clean easily navigated for young and old, from spider monkees to a gorilla the place was fun and educational only place Ive been that the animals are freeb and the humans are in cages, tip bringbur own raisins to feed the population you'll save cash.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Matt gives a great tour - great for kids and adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This attraction is great for kids and adults alike. You walk through tunnels with different types of monkeys crawling on the roofs of the fenced in tunnels. You feed monkeys raisins by dropping them into metal bowls which they left up to the roof. I haven't been anywhere with this kind of interactivity.

There are also other types of primates in cages which can be fed through tubes, orangutans and a gorilla which can be seen through a guided tour, including a visit to monkeys which might swim for you.

If you spend an extra $60 per person, you can participate in the Amazon Rain Forest tour. You get about 30 to 45 minutes of time in a clearing where you can feed Capuchins, Squirrel Monkeys and Howler Monkeys, though you'll probably only see the first two.

I have been on this tour twice and both times were led by Matt. He knows about each one of the Squirrel Monkeys, even though there are about 120 of them around. He knows their names, relationships, history, behavior and is great about showing you how to get the best photos.

Visited March 2013
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“don't go”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

its run down and has not been keep up-go to the zoo instead, its out of the way , somewhat dirty and shaby

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DC Metro area
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26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice place to come for a couple of hours. Grounds are clean and the staff was friendly. The animals look like they are taken care of. As you walk through the park, there are plenty of areas where you're in a cage and the monkeys drop down cups on a chain for you to put food in. Lots of fun. They also have some shows. We did the behind the scene tour and got to hand feed the monkeys and have them climb all over you. Nice place.

Visited March 2013
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