Jungle Island

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Encounter animalsfrom around the world, hang around with cheeky lemurs and enjoy dailyeducational shows at this exciting bayside zoo park.

Jungle Island is aninteractive zoo park on Miami’s scenic Watson Island. Exciting animal trailsand educational presentations make Jungle Island a wonderful destination forfamilies. Meet colorful parrots and see magnificent birds from around theworld. Visit slithering snakes, see cheeky lemurs swinging from the trees,watch a show at the Jungle Theater and enjoy the lush Florida ecosystem of theEverglades Habitat.

The original park opened as Parrot Jungle in 1936 on lush hammock land dotted with coral rock. It was a popular destination for visitors and locals wanting to learn about the attraction’s magnificent birds and indigenous plants. The destination moved to a new bay-front location on Watson Island in 2003. This location has a view out over Biscayne Bay to South Beach.

Catch one of JungleIsland’s thrilling animal shows, performed daily in different locations acrossthe park. Stunning bird species are on display at the Winged Wonders show inthe Parrot Bowl. Watch Mama Cass, the 6-feet-tall (1.8-meter) cassowary, eat anapple from her trainer’s hand.See a fantastic showfeaturing a star cast of tigers, black panthers, lynx and spotted leopards atthe Jungle Theater. You’ll also see cute cubs, chimpanzees and lemurs, as wellas other mischievous primates. Visit Hercules, the liger, a cross between amale lion and a tigress. Stop by the Serpentarium to enjoy a presentation withfascinating reptiles, including turtles and boa constrictors.

Relax at the LakesideCafé or enjoy the shade beneath the pavilions. During summer, the park’sprivate beach, La Playa, is the perfect place to relax. Pick up a souvenir atthe Jungle Treasures Gift Shop or let the kids go wild in the Jungle IslandPlayground.

JungleIsland is located on Watson Island, between downtown Miami and South Beach.Take a bus or drive and pay to park in the on-site garage. The park is openevery day and admission fees apply. Children receive discounted admission.

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