Jungle Island presents Wild Holidays starting Dec. 20th

Wild Holidays at Jungle Island Miami

Wild Holidays at Jungle Island Miami

JUNGLE ISLAND PRESENTS ‘WILD HOLIDAYS’ WITH ANIMAL PARADE, SPECTACULAR SHOWS AND CANDY CANE JUNGLE

Experience a two-week wildlife celebration in Miami like never before beginning December 20th

Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction, invites little and big elves alike to join its Wild Holidays celebration. Go wild with an assortment of family-friendly experiences and fun holiday-themed animal adventures starting December 20th.

The two-week holiday celebration will include:
• Joy to the World Holiday Village, a celebration of the holidays around the world
• Candy Cane Jungle with oversized red and white-striped candy
• Reindeer Games for kids hosted by Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
• Dr. Wasabi’s Holiday Adventure and other holiday-themed animal shows starring the park’s famous feathered and furry friends including Jungle Island’s baby white royal tigers
• Daily Wild Holidays Animal Parade with holiday music
• Winter Character meet & greet at a traditional Holiday Brunch*
• Scavenger Hunts, Arts & Crafts, Face-painting, Story time and much more

“With kids out of school over the long winter break, Wild Holidays is an exciting way to bring families closer together while discovering wildlife and nature,” said Christopher Gould, Jungle Island’s new managing director. “This unique experience gets visitors in the spirit of the season and up-close and personal to some of the world’s most intriguing animals.”

Join the fun at Wild Holidays, which takes place daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015. Park admission is $34.95 for adults and $26.95 for children (3 to 10-years-old), plus tax. *Holiday Brunch is an additional cost. Visit any participating South Florida Burger King to pick-up a $6 off admission discount coupon to Jungle Island. For tickets, activities and special show times, visit www.jungleisland.com.

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    Jungle Island Celebrates Twin Orangutans 11th Birthday

     

    Jungle Island's Orangutan Twins 11th Birthday

    Jungle Island’s Orangutan Twins 11th Birthday

    Peanut and Pumpkin, Jungle Island’s beloved twin orangutans, turn 11-years-old today. In honor of their birthdays, the orangutans’ longtime caregiver, Linda Jacobs, hosted a special party for the sisters with monkey chow birthday cake and gift-wrapped presents this past Sunday. The clever primates will also get to do a pre-Art Basel paint project today at 1 p.m.

    For Peanut, every birthday is a miracle. The orangutan battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2012 and was nursed back to health with the help of world-class care and chemotherapy provided by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    A huge hit with park visitors, Peanut and Pumpkin are only the third set of orangutan twins to be born into human care. The pair feature two distinct personalities – Peanut is outgoing, energetic and demanding, while Pumpkin is more reserved and independent.

    South Florida’s popular attraction offers an Orangutan School, providing guests who sign up with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact and help teach a total of six orangutans their lesson plans, which includes memory games, Ipads, painting and sign language. To learn more, call 305-400-7222 or visit www.jungleisland.com/orangutanschool.

     

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      Fun-filled day camp for kids during Winter Break – Jungle Adventure Camps

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      Winter Jungle Adventure Camps

      Looking for something exciting to do with kids over winter break? Join Jungle Island and its cool critters for Jungle Adventure Camps. South Florida’s popular attraction offers a series of fun-filled, full-day camp options with educational animal encounters and hands-on activities specifically designed for children ages 4 to 11-years-old.

      From cuddly mammals to an exploration of spectacular birds, slithering reptiles and the life of a zookeeper, one-day sessions provide young campers with a unique look at the fascinating creatures found at Jungle Island, conservation and their wildlife habitat. Prowl and prance like a ferocious cat, monkey around with the primates, touch creepy crawly things, play with rambunctious lemurs, and much more. Each camp includes exciting craft projects, walks through the park, snacks and refreshments, story time and lunch.

      Jungle Adventure Camps take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2014. Book single or multiple days. The more you play, the more you save! From $75 per child, per day to $300 per child for six full days. Annual pass holders receive a greater discount from $50 per child, per day to $225 for all six days.

      For more information and registration, call 305-400-7297 or visit www.jungleisland.com/camp

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        Jungle Island se prepara para los días de fiesta

        Escrito por: CIRA APITZ/ El Nuevo Herald

        A medida que el año se va acercando a su final, y que las temperaturas están más frescas, es cuando una visita a Jungle Island se disfruta más; además de que en los venideros días festivos, siempre es una buena opción para entretener a los pequeños o a los visitantes que vienen a calentar sus huesos al sur de la Florida.

        Para esta temporada, ha hecho su aparición un pueblito mágico donde todo gira alrededor de la alegría para que sus visitantes se sientan contentos de haberlo visitado. Con la intención de dar “Alegría al mundo”, en una jungla hecha de bastones de caramelos habrá, a diario, espectáculos de animales con temas festivos, desfile de animales, juegos de renos, búsqueda de tesoros, artes, artesanías, pintura de caritas, la hora del cuento y muchas más actividades que serán la delicia de pequeños y grandes.

        Estas actividades especiales se inician a partir del 20 de diciembre de 2014 hasta el 4 de enero de 2015. Los shows regulares del parque, que involucran a los otros animales, seguirán siendo presentados en sus horarios de costumbre comprendidos de las 10 am a las 5 pm.

        Parte de la historia local

        Con 75 años de historia Jungle Island, hoy más que nunca, hace honor a su nombre ya que ha desarrollado una vegetación exuberante y extraordinaria que incluye especies raras como el árbol africano de salchichas hasta una colección de plantas fósiles.

        Fundado en 1936 por Franz Scherr, el Parrot Jungle (los residentes y visitantes de habla hispana le llamaban el Parque de las Cotorras) era un parque ideado para que los pájaros volaran libres. Este estaba localizado en donde hoy se encuentran los jardines de Pinecrest. Su principal atractivo —además de las coloridas aves tropicales y los flamingos de su lago que salía abriendo la serie de Miami Vice— era Pinky, una cacatúa que montaba en bicicleta.

        En la actualidad, ya no solo es el hogar de aves sino de otras especies animales, por eso se le cambió el nombre a Jungle Island. Este espacio de Watson Island sirve de hogar a una variedad de especies animales exóticas, como el “liger” (un felino producto del apareamiento de león con tigre), orangutanes gemelos que pintan y usan iPads, monos araña, un zoológico de contacto con cochinitos y cabritos.

        Todo eso sin contar con las 300 aves, entre las que destacan las cotorras y loros, muchas que no desprecian la mano del visitante mientras éste tenga alguna golosina comprada en los dispensadores de comida dispuestos alrededor del parque.

        El parque también es el hogar del único Cassowary entrenado del mundo, esta enorme ave que no vuela es originaria de Nueva Guinea y están consideradas como una rareza.

        Para los humanos con apetito, está una sencilla oferta pero que complace a muchos, y que consta de un sencillo restaurante casi al aire libre, donde se sirve una barbacoa tipo buffet. Para complementar hay helados y bebidas refrescantes, no alcohólicas.

        Sus visitantes pueden disfrutar de bonitas especies de animales y plantas a lo largo de las 1.35 millas de sendas techadas donde se encontrarán exhibiciones especiales.

        Encontrará diversas atracciones durante sus recorridos, y shows donde los animales, que son los protagonistas,  están a la orden del día; y eso sin contar la experiencia con un par de especies de simpáticos e inquietos lémures,  que puede disfrutar por un costo adicional a la entrada general al parque.

        Venta especial de entradas por internet

        No contentos con ofrecer actividades acordes a la temporada decembrina, Jungle Island también se une a la fiebre de las ofertas y lanza una promoción donde si se adquieren el pase anual a través de internet, los usuarios reciben hasta un 25% de descuento del Pase Anual Premier, que incluye visitas ilimitades a Jungle Island por 12 meses, parqueo gratuito, la experiencia con los lémures y mucho más, cuesta $79.95 adultos y $71.95 niños; durante la venta especial vale $59.95 adultos y $51.95 niños.

        También estará disponible, con 20% de descuento, el Pase Anual Valor que de un costo de $59.95 adultos y $51.95 niños pasa a $47.95 por adulto y $41.95 niños una vez aplicado el descuento. Asimismo la Experiencia con lémures, que le permite compartir con estos encantadores animales, también tiene un 20% de descuento para quedar en $39.95 adultos y $31.95 niños.

        Estos precios especiales estarán disponibles a partir del 28 de noviembre hasta el 5 de diciembre y solo por internet a través de www.jungleisland.com/cyber 

        Los pases de un día para adultos tienen un costo de $34.95 y para los niños de $26.95, más impuestos. Para más información, llame al 305-400-7000 o visite www.jungleisland.com.

        Read more here: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/sur-de-la-florida/article4071787.html#storylink=cpy

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          After Thanksgiving Holiday Cyber Week Sale

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          Save the Date! Our Cyber Week sale starts on 11/28.

          Be sure to take advantage of this holiday deal. Jungle Island’s cyber sale will only be available here from November 28 – December 5, 2014.

          Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea? Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular attraction, has the answer. During the park’s Cyber Week Sale, save 25% on a Premier Annual Pass, which includes 12 months of unlimited park admission to Jungle Island, free parking, Lemurs! Up Close experience, and much more. Also available during the cyber sale is a 20% discount on a Value Annual Pass or Lemurs! Up Close – a private encounter with the park’s lovable, rambunctious lemurs. Please see pricing below.

          Premier Annual Pass
          Retail: $79.95 per adult/$71.95 per child
          Cyber: $59.95 per adult/$51.95 per child (save 25%)

          Value Annual Pass
          Retail: $59.95 per adult/$51.95 per child
          Cyber: $47.95 per adult/$41.95 per child (save 20%)

          Lemurs! Up Close (includes Park Admission)
          Retail: $49.95 per adult/$41.95 per child
          Cyber: $39.95 per adult/$31.95 per child (save 20%)

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            Save the Date: Cyber Week Deal at Jungle Island

            Cyber Week Deal at Jungle Island

            Save the Date! Our Cyber Week sale starts on 11/28.

            Sign up to be the first to know about this great deal! 

            Be sure to take advantage of this deal. Jungle Island’s cyber sale will only be available here from November 28 – December 5, 2014.  

             

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              Orangutan Caring Week: Nov 9 -15

              Linda and Peanut
              Taking place November 9-15, Orangutan Caring Week is dedicated to raising awareness for orangutans and their struggle to survive in the wild. This year’s theme is “Sincere Commitment through Positive Action.” Orangutans are highly intelligent creatures who love being able to interact in new and unique ways. From iPads to memory games and painting to sign language, the orangutans on Jungle Island are pretty clever and learn new activities every day in Orangutan School. Orangutan Caring Week is a great time to help people learn about the wonderful world of orangutans and their rain forest habitat as well as to encourage them to care enough to move to action so that they might be saved. Learn more about the need for sustainable palm oil and the different products that contain it and those that don’t. While visiting Jungle Island, meet our orangutan residents and enjoy a ten-minute presentation about these rambunctious and entertaining primates over at the Orangutan School. A question-and-answer session by one of our Primate experts will follow.

              You can also visit www.OrangutanCaringWeek.org for more information and ideas on how you can become involved.

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                Jungle Island welcomes 2 baby white tigers

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                Jungle Island is celebrating the birth of two White tigers who were each born weighing in at a little over three pounds.

                The male and female cubs have blue-gray eyes, white and brown strips and are expected to grow up to weigh anywhere from 500-600 pounds.

                Jungle Island is inviting the public to help it choose a name for each of the tigers, also known as white Bengal tigers. Name choices include Ananda (Bliss), Samudra (Ocean), Jyoti (Auspicious Flame) and Rama (Goddess of Fortune).

                Click here to cast your vote.

                The park will choose one winner from the social media naming contest to receive a “Totally Tigers” package, which includes a family four-pack admission to Jungle Island, a behind-the-scenes tour, a baby cubs feeding experience, photos with the tigers and participation in the Wild Encounters Show.

                The winner will be selected at random on Nov. 14.

                Jungle Island officials say White tigers date back to the 15th century in Indian literature. They have been prized for their beauty and were taken into captivity by royalty for breeding.

                White tigers are considered a rare species and are produced through a recessive gene inherited by both parents.

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                  Two White Tigers Born at Jungle Island in Miami

                  Baby Tigers Jungle Island Miami Florida

                  South Florida attraction invites public to help name baby cubs during social media naming contest. Winner receives ‘Totally Tigers’ VIP experience~

                              MIAMI (November 6, 2014) – Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction which recently debuted plans for a multi-million dollar grand transformation, is proud to announce the recent birth of two white tigers – each born weighing a little over three lbs. With blue-gray eyes and white and brown stripes, the cubs have already melted the hearts of the animal specialists who are responsible for providing around the clock care for the attraction’s newest cuddly male and female residents.

                  The public is invited to participate in a social media-naming contest to help select names for the cubs. Choices include: Ananda, Samudra, Jyoti, & Rama. One lucky winner of the social media naming contest will receive a ‘Totally Tigers’ package, which includes family four-pack admission to Jungle Island, behind-the-scenes tour and baby cubs feeding experience, photos with the tigers and participation in the Wild Encounters show. To participate in the contest, visit www.facebook.com/jungleisland and post selection under the cubs’ photos. A winner will be picked at random and announced on Friday, November 14.

                  “White tigers are truly fascinating creatures and their distinctive coloring always provides a draw for our guests,” said Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations. “We are excited about the birth of the new cubs and feel they will make an excellent addition at Jungle Island.”

                  Meanwhile, park visitors can catch a glimpse of the baby tigers this coming Veterans Day weekend. All veterans, active military, police, fire and EMT personnel will receive free admission to Jungle Island on November 7, 8 and 9. Accompanying family members, in addition to city, county and federal employees, will also enjoy a discounted admission price of $15, plus tax. A valid military or employee I.D. must be provided at time of ticket purchase.

                  White tigers, also referred as white Bengal tigers, date back to the 15th century in Indian literature. Prized for their beauty, several were taken into captivity by royalty for breeding. A rare species, the white tigers are produced through a recessive gene inherited by both parents. White tigers are only found in a handful of zoos and animal sanctuaries, and weigh on average between 500-600 lbs.

                  For more information, call 305-400-7000 or visit www.jungleisland.com #jungleisland.

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                    Veterans Day Offer – Free Admission

                    In recognition of their service to our country, all veterans, active duty military, police, fire and EMT personnel will receive free admission to Jungle Island on Veterans Day, November 7, 8 and 9. City, county and federal employees also are invited to celebrate the commemorative date and will receive a special admission price of $15 + tax. Additionally, all accompanying family members will receive a discounted admission price of $15 + tax. A valid military or employee I.D. must be provided at the ticket counter. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami, Florida. #JungleIsland #VeteransDay

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                    Veterans Day Deal at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida.

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