Jungle Island

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Not exactly an island and not quite a jungle, Jungle Island is an excellent diversion for the kids and the animal lovers. Most people know this place as Parrot Jungle. However, it has been expanded and more exhibits of other animals have also been added to rename it as Jungle Island. From exotic animals such as a liger to countless vibrant parrots of every genus, this jungle themed destination offers a wonderful experience.


The story of Jungle Island started 75 years ago. It was started in 1936 as Parrot Jungle, a small zoological park in South Miami where the exotic birds were raised in a recreation of their natural habitat. In the following years, the place became home to a variety of flora and fauna ranging from exotic birds and animals to rare trees and plants. In 1992, it was relocated and, in 2003, the construction of animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens was completed. Parrot Jungle was then renamed as Jungle Island.


Jungle Island offers an educational opportunity to get a close up look at rare plants and wild animals in their natural habitat. Jungle Island is home to the world’s rarest and most incredible animals. The island features an Everglades exhibit, a petting zoo, jungle trails, several theatres and aviaries. The Serpentarium features a wide spectrum of animals, including African Penguins, Boa constrictor snakes, lemurs and Alligator snapping turtles. The place also features a wide variety of plants and fish. It is one of the most ecologically sustainable parks. No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used in planting trees and plants.

Jungle Island’s dynamic animal shows include Winged Wonders, Tale of the Tiger and the Adventure of Dr. Wasabi. Tale of the Tiger is its popular show featuring awesome animals. Winged Wonders features the world’s most amazing birds, from great condors to talking parrots. The place also organizes several exhibits and events, including flamingo feeding, kangaroo feeding, lorikeet feeding and the Manu Encounter and Primate Exhibit and Presentation. Visitors can also enjoy a walk across Florida Everglades and feed the birds along the park.

Because of its beautiful location and scenic beauty, it is also a favortie venue for different sorts of events, such as wedding, corporate events etc. Jungle Island is very conveniently located near the cruise terminal in Watson Island, Miami, Florida. The zoological themed park is open every day of the year from 10 AM till 5 PM.

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