Miami’s #1 family attraction is not to be missed.
Jungle Island invites guests to embark on Miami’s greatest hands-on wildlife adventure. Combining the beauty of a tropical landscape with a jungle full of extraordinary animals from around the globe, Jungle Island offers attractions and exhibits for the entire family.
Some of Jungle Island’s most famous animal residents include Pinky, the high-wire bicycle-riding Cockatoo; Mama Cass, the only tame Cassowary on the planet; and a liger (cross between a leopard and a tiger) who was added to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006 and currently still holds the record for “World’s Largest Cat.” Two of its most popular residents are Pumpkin and Peanut, one of the only sets of orangutan twins to ever be born in captivity.
With so much to do, guests can take in any one of the shows and presentations such as the world-renowned Winged Wonders Show, with its dynamic performing birds including a free-flying Andean condor, and the Tale of the Tiger show, which features a wide array of tigers, wolves, gibbons and more. There are also several “keeper talks” throughout the day where guests can learn more about the animals including reptiles, kangaroos and primates.
For those looking for more up-close and personal interactions, Jungle Island offers unique experiences not found anywhere else with both the Lemur Experience and Crazy for Camelids. These unique offerings are 45 minutes and 30 minutes (respectively) and allow for one-of-a-kind interactions with these adorable animals.
Guests who are really seeking an adventure can embark on a behind-the-scenes excursion with the VIP Safari Tour. This 90-minute guided tour grants special access to the park’s most fascinating exhibits and personal interactions with everything from primates to birds to reptiles. The tour also includes lunch in the Lakeside Cafe, park admission, a souvenir T-shirt and gift shop discount.
Located in the heart of the city, between downtown Miami and South Beach, and just minutes from both the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport, Jungle Island is an ideal place for cruise passengers to visit before and after their cruise and special amenities are offered for them including luggage storage and assistance in securing transportation. And speaking of transportation, Jungle Island offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Miami Beach area as well as both the downtown Miami area and the Port of Miami.
Jungle Island lives up to its name with its lush tropical jungle setting filled with unusual flora, from the extraordinary African sausage tree to a collection of rare cycads. Visitors to Jungle Island can stroll along the 1.35 miles of winding, covered trails as they enjoy their day in the park. As Miami’s brightest and most unique destination, Jungle Island continues to delight the thousands of people who visit Miami each year. For more information, visit jungleisland.com.