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Jungle Island
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1111 Parrot Jungle Trl Miami, FL 33132
1111 Parrot Jungle TrailUSFloridaMiami33132
(305) 400-7000jungleisland.com
Tourist Attraction, Theme ParkToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction, is situated on Watson Island in the heart of Miami between downtown and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. From exciting adventures including the new aqua park to educational VIP tours, camps and unforgettable interactions with some of the world’s most fascinating animals, Jungle Island offers guests a plethora of real-life jungle experiences. With its Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces, the park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover the new Jungle Island today. 

For additional information, follow #JungleIsland on social media and visit www.jungleisland.com.  


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Home to nearly 3,000 animal, bird & plant species, this destination boasts a petting zoo & trails.- Google
"My favorite part is the lemur experience."
2 reviewers
"The primates look bored, as do the big cats."
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Sharon Sukhoo-Sharifi
2 months ago
Unfortunately, the customer service here is horrific. I took advantage of the teacher promotion and brought my elderly parents who were visiting from out of town. The weather turned ugly fast and a lot of the areas became flooded, especially the ramp leaving the Serpentarium. (It was past my ankles!) I asked Guest Relations if we could please have a golf cart pick them up or even rain boots to prevent my parents from slipping, as many of the walkways were extremely slippery. The manager did not even want to speak to me and the two ladies I spoke to said "File a report if you have a problem," and There is nothing we can do for you." They obviously could care less about safety. We are season-pass holders, who will definitely not be renewing. Our school also had a fieldtrip planned, but I had to have it cancelled, due to lack of concern for safety. They do not have the proper contigency plan for rainy days, which is shocking because we live in Miami. All the drains we saw were completely blocked after 5 minutes of steady rain.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
We value your feedback. Please contact me directly to discuss further. Thank you. Regards, Christopher Gould Managing Director
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Natalie Sanchez
5 months ago
First of all I don't know why people keep comparing this place to Metro Zoo. This is not an accredited zoo. It is a private collection handled for the sole purpose of collecting your money. Do your research people. Ok, everyone knows this place is a total ripoff. The people at the front desk try to up-sell you to multiple different confusing "animal encounter" packages. They seemed super flustered and overwhelmed by the whopping three people in the lobby. The park itself is well maintained and beautiful, but that's about all there is to it. We were immediately off-put by many of the small enclosures. The baboons looked pretty stressed out and just neurotically paced their platform. No toys/enrichment of any kind present. The perched parrots throughout the paths of the park seem content, although many of them were quite unfriendly. Added a nice touch to the trails. However, when walking through the numerous parrot/bird cages things got really sad. Some of the birds looked sick. Like really sick. Crusty eyes/nares and some of them even had poop/diarrhea on their own tail feathers. Just seemingly unhealthy birds. These birds were all kept in open air cages way too close to each other. Many enclosures didn't have any type of signage. Just a cage with a poor solitary bird. No breed recognition, no fun facts, no information at all. Some of them were straight up aggressive and would try to bite through the cage wires and there wasn't even a warning sign!! What's worse, some birds had signs that said not to feed them since they're on special diets. One foot to the right is a feed dispenser with the regular kibble. Come on, of course someone is going to feed that bird. It's confusing and not fair to the animal. The most upsetting part of the whole experience is the fact that most of these birds are highly intelligent species and they are alone in their cage with nothing more than a bowl of sewage colored water and bird kibble. Two perches, not a single toy. No enrichment of any kind - no varied diets between any of the species. They seem to all be treated like items on a shelf, without any actual care for them as individuals. Some of the cockatoos displayed neurotic behaviors, some even had poor feathering from plucking their own feathers out. Heartbreaking. The primates look bored, as do the big cats. Pretty small enclosures throughout. The white lion "den" was beyond pathetic. Those cats must be dying of boredom. It's quite clear this place is nothing more than a tourist trap that's most certainly losing money and struggling to stay afloat. All at the expense of the poor animals. There's a lot of wasted space throughout the park and not a lot of diversity among the collection. This place needs new ownership, or they should just cut their losses and place the animals in their collection into real zoos or sanctuaries. Not this money making FAILURE.
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Dear Natalie, We are disappointed to learn of your unfavorable feelings towards Jungle Island. All our animals are quite special to us and their wellness is of top priority. Please rest assured that all animal enclosures at Jungle Island not only meet, but exceed the requirements set by the USDA and State of Florida. Our highly trained veterinarian team provides specialized enrichment, health, and wellness care to our animal family on a daily basis. Additionally, Jungle Island is accredited by the Zoological Association of America. As a private park, we are making considerable investments each day in order to create a jungle atmosphere within the heart of Miami and provide memorable experiences for our guests and their families. We are currently in the process of a master renovation, which among many wonderful changes will include better signage, fun facts and descriptions of our animals. Regards, Christopher Gould Managing Director
Rebecca McClure
11 months ago
I booked the VIP tour 2 days prior and it was amazing! Our guide (Ryan Jacobs) was so much fun and had lots of funny stories. We hung out with lemurs for 30 minutes and then went around the park touching animals as we walked. Birds, HUGE tortoises, a snake, a baby monkey, and other fun things too. The VIP tour is a little pricy, but we loved it. If (when) we go again I think we will just do the lemur experience.
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Alfonso R
9 months ago
Great place for friends and Families. Staff was super nice and I will definitely return. Shout out to Rebehcca (think that's how she spells it) thank you for being awesome and loving to Rafiki, Sean & Tuna. Let's not forget JJ.
Robert De la Crica
6 months ago
This is only pertaining to Terror on the Jungle 2014. The line takes forever and it's over in 20 minutes. I can't understand why they make you take a picture even if you don't want to. What's the point? In the end, there are just going to throw it away if the customer doesn't take it. On the lighter side, you can go in as many times as you want. The zombies didn't want anything to do with me after the third time. Parking is $10 flat rate. For $50, it's definitely over priced. House of horrors is better and half the price. You have to consider that it's close to the beach.
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Mehock10
7 months ago
had an amazing time as VIP tourist. Thanx to my tour guide Nina, I had tons of fun there. Learned from her. Friendly and funny 👍. And don't forget the shows. Birds show, wild encounter show, and wild adventure with Dr. Wasabi 😊👍. Plus the beach there is amazing for the family and relaxing.
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Julia Kornilova-Casimir
9 months ago
If you are BLACK OR DO NOT SPEAK SPANISH and if you want to have a great day, Jungle Island is the place to STAY AWAY from. First of all, when shows need volunteers, they call on white kids. I've seen this on only one show. But it's not that conspicuous as compared to what we had with food. We ordered a cheeseburger with chips, soda, ice cream, and a bottle of water. We even gave the lady a tip right away (!). Of course, we got the sides and had to wait for the cheeseburger. We were the only ones there. Neither of us speak Spanish, as I am Russian and My husband is American-Haitian. We went to sit down at the table thinking we will come up in about 7 minutes to get the food. 2-3 minutes after a party of 6 people came up and ordered food. They spoke Spanish. Then another party of 3 people came up to the counter to order the food. Somehow the party of 6 got one burger out right away. I felt suspicious. Then they received the rest of their order: 2 hot dogs, 1 burger, and 2 cheeseburgers. The party of 3 received their hot fog an a burger as well. Our cheeseburger was not anywhere to be seen. The lady apologized to the party of 6 that their food was taking long. Once it was ready, she actually called them. Not only we got served LAST, but OUR FOOD WAS GIVEN AWAY. Why? This is the question to be answered. Is it because we are not Hispanic? Is is because we are a mixed family? Is is because we do not speak Spanish? Is because based on this we are a "second-hand" sort of people who do not need to be served? When I confronted the lady, she said she "got confused". Huh? Lady, we were the only customers there when we came up for at least 3 minutes. Our burger was lonely on the grill. And when I asked her to speak the the manager, he or she was conveniently "in a meeting". After that our visit was ruined. I do not think I will come back, even though we have an annual passes. It's not worth it. There are other places I can visit that are less racist, more professional, and more friendly. I wanna go home happy, not with a bitter feeling. I gave it 2 stars only because Guest Service Manager actually seemed to feel sorry for what happened, although it is not her fault. She gave us a complementary parking. Thank you. We live in 21st century, and RACISM HAS TO STOP.
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Vanessa Beaumont
10 months ago
This is considered a place for children but my husband and I loved it. We had a London- Miami trip planned and chose Jungle Island as something additional to do. More laid back type of amusements is our thing, so this was perfect for us. We got to see a lot of animals we haven’t seen before, such as a liger.

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