Jungle Island

March 11th, 2008  |  by  |  Published in Attractions, Directory  |  1 Comment

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This fascinating park was originally called “Parrot Jungle” when it opened in 1936. The creator, Franz Scherr. was a carpenter who came from Austria in 1911 & moved around the United States until the 1920’s when he moved his family to Homestead, Florida. He branched out after the depression & bought a feed & supply store. This is the inspiration for a place for the birds to “fly free”. Today, 1,100 tropical birds & 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers are showcased on the island.

Nowadays, this park is known as “Jungle Island” because it displays a wide variety of different Birds, Mammals, Primates, Fish as well as plants.

There are three main shows you won’t want to miss on your visit:
1. “Winged Wonders” Come & see fun & perilous birds alike from all over the world as they sing, talk, ride high-wire bicycles & entertain you! They claim to be the “Best trained bird show in the world.”

2. “Tale of the Tiger” Enjoy your encounter with a number of the scarcest species of big cats. The revolving performers include Tigers, Black Panthers, Lynx, Spotted Leopards, Cougars, & Ligers. Some tag-a-longs like Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Lemurs, Gibbons join the show as well. You can also have your picture taken with one or two of the baby animals after the show!

As you journey through the paths, remember to stop by & experience the variety of exhibits: Crocodile Care, Creepy Crawly, Everglades Habitat & Walk, Feed the birds around the park, Flamingo Feeding, Tiger Habitat, Lorikeet Aviary, Manu Encounter (Squirrel Monkeys, Free-Flying Macaws & Parrots + more), Penguin Exhibit, Plant Nursery, Primate Exhibit & Presentation (Orangutans & monkeys), Tortoise Exhibit & Hippo Slide (3 story beach front slide)!

Prices for Jungle Island…

General Admission
Adult $32.95
Senior $30.95
Child $24.95
2 and under are Free

Annual Passes
Adult $42.95
Child $31.95

Group rates
Adult $24.95
Child $18.95

location Jungle Island is located in the heart of Miami, off of I-395 between Downtown Miami & South Beach.
address 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132
parking Parking Garage is $7 per vehicle.
hours 365 days a year
10 a.m. - 6 p.m
website http://www.jungleisland.com

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  1. Krystal Powell says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 9:00 am (#)


    Be advised that Jungle Island’s “Hippo Slide” attraction is closed.Please be sure to remove any mentions/text/graphics of the Hippo Slide from any text descriptions of Jungle Island on your website.This attraction has been replaced with the all new “La Playa”.

    La Playa, Jungle island’s own private beach where you can relax under the umbrella, have a swim or enjoy a frozen cocktail,all while the kids romp on an inflatable water slide or bounce house.

    Also, I came cross a few elements that if updated adequately and appropriately will give Jungle Island better representation of all interested visitors. For example, the pictures currently representing Jungle island shows only Parrots when this attraction offers more than that. To resolve this matter, I find it helpful to know specifically who can I email for a better picture?


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