Found on Watson Island, between Miami City and Miami Beach, Jungle Island is a Zoological park which simulates a tropical jungle where you can live your wildest adventures!
In 1936, the Austrian Franz Scherr inaugurated "Parrot Jungle Gardens", where he began to put on shows with the birds from his pet shop, until he began to realise the potential of the spectacle, and expanded.
These days, Jungle Island has hundreds of reptiles, fish and exotic mammals, not to mention the dear birds who have been a key part of the attraction since day one!
Jungle Island's Inhabitants
In this tropical jungle, you'll find a mix of animals from birds to monkeys, as well as yet stranger creatures...
- Hercules the Liger: Son of a lion and a tiger, Hercules has the Guinness world record for being the largest feline in the world!
- Peanut and Pumpkin: these twin orangutans, born in the park, are able to entertain just about anyone! They're almost human in their gestures and way of acting.
- African Penguins: it's always a treat to see penguins playing in the water and flopping about on dry land.
- American Caimans: these reptiles measure between 3 and 4 metres long, and it's an unforgettable sight to see their enormous mouths, full of more than 80 sharp teeth.
The History of the Tiger: one of the best shows, in which they show you the different kinds of tiger as you learn about their history. And with a little bit of luck, you'll be able to see some incredibly cute tiger pups!
- Winged Wonders: In this entertaining show you'll see some of the most beautiful, playful, or dangerous birds in the world, as well as parrots riding bicycles!!
A Breath of Fresh Air
It's a pleasure to be on Jungle Island on those incredibly hot days in Miami. The tropical plants create an ideal atmosphere for a day getting to know the unusual animals in the park.
If we had to choose between the Metrozoo, Seaquarium, or Jungle Island, we'd go for the latter, as both the most attractive and appealing, and most central of the three.
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Adults: US$ 49.49
Online: US$ 35.99
Children 3 to 10: US$ 37.33
Online: US$ 27.16
Children under 2: Free.
7% tax not included.
FREE entry with the Go Miami Card.
Jungle Island Ticket US$ 53
Metrobus: lines C, K, M and S.
Perez Art Museum (1.3 km) Bayside Marketplace (1.6 km) Miami City (2.4 km) Historical Museum of Southern Florida (2.7 km) Holocaust Memorial (3.9 km)