Discover Jungle Island, a beloved South Florida landmark nestled in the heart of Miami, perfectly positioned between downtown Miami and South Beach. This intimate zoological park, with its rich tradition dating back to 1936, is a sanctuary for some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Jungle Island, where guests are treated to captivating animal shows and enlightening exhibits. Wander through lush canopies of tropical trees, serenaded by the gentle sounds of streams and waterfalls. Choose your adventure, as you engage in hands-on interactions. You will see fascinating creatures or embark on exclusive behind-the-scenes VIP tours.
The essence of adventure
Jungle island is the essence of adventure, animals, discovery, and play intertwine. We offer visitors immersive and authentic jungle experiences. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this remarkable park and forge unforgettable connections with the natural world. Moreover, Jungle Island goes beyond its enchanting wildlife to provide extraordinary event spaces, including the newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor areas, such as a private beach. It has become Miami’s go-to destination for exceptional occasions.
Originally known as Parrot Jungle, the park was established in 1936 by Franz Scherr, envisioning a place where birds could soar freely. Located in south Miami at the time, Parrot Jungle delighted visitors with its stunning collection of exotic birds. A few of these include Pinky, the high-wire bicycle riding cockatoo, and the world-renowned pink flamingos. They graced the opening credits of the iconic television series Miami Vice.
Additionally the park spurred the decision to rebrand as Jungle Island, aptly reflecting its diverse collection of animals, plants, and activities. From rare cycads to the extraordinary African sausage tree, Jungle Island boasts an array of unique flora. Meander along the covered trails spanning 1.35 miles, marveling at the captivating exhibits, special attractions, and immersive tours. Jungle Island continues to captivate the hearts of thousands of visitors who flock to the city each year. Moreover, Jungle Island offers an array of activities to delight its guests. Embark on a thrilling treetop tracking adventure, engage in awe-inspiring Animal Encounters, relax and unwind at the beautiful Joia Beach, Lounge, and Restaurant, or simply revel in the serenity of the Gardens. Additionally, Jungle Island serves as an exquisite venue for events and weddings, ensuring that every occasion is truly extraordinary.
Have a memorable visit by staying at the Cavalier’s South Beach Art Deco hotel that is located on Ocean Drive in front of the beach.For reservations call (305) 673 1199.