Jungle Island | Miami’s Top Family-Friendly Attraction

What's New — By sroxborough on May 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Visiting Miami and seeking the perfect place for family fun? Look no further than Jungle Island (formerly known as Parrot Jungle). Always a hit with kids, this must-see attraction has a beautiful aviary that is home to more than 200 parrots and and an assortment of 3,000 exotic creatures. Its resident wildlife includes Mama Cass, the only tame Cassowary bird on the planet, the liger, Hercules, the world’s largest cat, and Pumpkin and Peanut, one of the first pair of Orangutan twins born in captivity. Children of all ages—and adults—enjoy must-sees like the the Serpentarium, where you can get up close and personal with alligators, and the Manu exhibit, a mock Peruvian moutain peak that is home to indigenous feathered friends. Days here are filled with hands-on encounters with fascinating animals, interesting shows and presentations, and opportunities for taking in stunning natural landscapes. Jungle Island also offers summer camps, birthday parties, special events and VIP Safari Tours for visitors who want a behind-the-scenes look. <em>1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400-7000. Open 365 days a year.</em>

—Shannon Roxborough

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