Miami Jungle Island / Parrot Jungle:
Birds and More Birds and … Lions?
By Verdina Roka
Still known to locals as Miami Parrot Jungle, the newly named Jungle Island is 17 acres of tropical jungle and exhibition areas on Watson Island, which is conveniently located in the intercoastal waters between the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. Parrots galore continue to live there, of course, along with birds of many other feathers, too, including Macaws and a free-flying 11-foot wingspan Condor!
Birds, and more birds. Talking, singing, performing, eating out of your hand, twittering about in the tropical jumble of trees and vines. A paradise for birds and bird lovers.
Plus white Lions and white Tigers … Baboons, Oragutans, Warthogs, Alligators, Kangaroos, Penguins … a Serpentarium? As diversity grew, the name “Parrot Jungle” changed to the more inclusive “Jungle Island”.
A visit to this compound could easily take all day! Thank goodness Jungle Island also stocks food and beverages for humans, too, at the Lakeside Cafe.
A private swimming beach for a mid-day respite, petting zoo and playground for the kids, then to the amphitheater for yet another special performance.
If you fall in love with the magic of this paradise (and you will), consider hosting your next special event in the amazing Treetop Ballroom!
Jungle Island offers group rates, a free Miami Beach shuttle, special benefits for cruise ship passengers, free transportation from Miami Beach (with paid adminssion), and wheelchair access (of course).
Complete info at: www.JungleIsland.com