Dr. Jason Chatfield visits NBC6!

(via NBC6′s 6 in the Mix Show)

Jungle Island’s Jason Chatfield bring some of his wild friends to 6 in the Mix and tells Roxanne Vargas about they’re Easter plans– and how you can join in on the fun!

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    Hop over to Jungle Island Miami for an eggs-traordinary Easter celebration!

    Benefiting the park’s Iconic Conservation Fund (ICF), the three-day holiday event will feature Easter egg hunts with over 50,000 eggs filled to the brim with more than 800 pounds of candy, toys and prizes. Enjoy pie-eating contests, arts and crafts stations, animal encounters and bounce houses. Plus, take photos with the Easter Bunny.

    Admission into Jungle Island and the Easter Eggstravaganza is $7 for children with a paying adult. Adult admission is $34.95, plus tax. A minimum of $2 donation for ICF is encouraged.

    Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. For additional information, please visit www.jungleisland.com/easter or call 305.400.7000.  To find further updates, follow us on Twitter @jungleisland and “like” our Facebook page.

     

    Easter at Jungle Island Miami

     

    Jungle Island’s Easter Brunch Miami 

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Head to Jungle Island for its annual Easter Brunch, followed by the attraction’s famous Easter Eggstravaganza. Brunch highlights to include roasted Virginia ham and petite filet mignon, accompanied by fresh salads, “Little Hoppers” kids’ menu and decadent desserts like chocolate crunch cake and key lime cheesecake. Then, jump into the fun of Jungle Island’s famous Easter Egg Hunts.  Plus, enjoy all the shows, animals and exhibits Jungle Island has to offer. The cost is $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 3-10 years. Special brunch prices apply to annual pass holders. Prices include park admission, brunch and tax. No additional discounts accepted. Online reservations required by April 18, 2014. For reservations, visit www.jungleisland.com/easter.

     

    About the Iconic Conservation Fund (ICF)

    The Iconic Conservation Fund is a newly-formed non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to the preservation of the earth and its wildlife by providing educational programs to the children of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  In addition to on-site programs at Jungle Island, ICF aims to bring innovative ideas and tools directly to the classroom.

     

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      Jungle Island collaborates with the Welcome Channel

      Jungle Island is excited about being a part of the Welcome Channel programming. The Welcome Channel for Miami and the Beaches provides a 24-hour daily guest channel, capturing the excitement and energy that makes South Florida one of the world’s most popular travel destinations!

      Take a look!

       

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        Litzy and Bonnie meet on Telemundo’s “Titulares y Mas” program!

        Litzy and Bonnie from Jungle Island

        Litzy, a Mexican actress and singer, meets a red kangaroo from Jungle Island on Telmundo’s “Titulares y Mas” program. Litzy loves animals and Jungle Island in Miami brought the jungle to her. Our sweet Bonnie made a special appearance on the program and interacted with Litzy.

        Click here to watch Bonnie and Litzy on Titulares y Mas

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          South Beach Wine and Food Festival: Fun and Fit as a Family @JungleIsland

          (video courtesy of NBCMiami.com)

          Join host Robert Irvine and your favorite chefs and culinary personalities for two fun-filled days of food, fitness and learning at Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival at Jungle Island.  This family-friendly event at the Festival allows parents and kids to learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle with Food Network personalities and renowned chefs.  Kids will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach and get their hands messy in the interactive kitchen while visiting with the animals of Jungle Island.

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            Elle Macpherson spotted on Jungle Island

            Elle Macpherson, Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress, interacted with a variety of unique animals on Jungle Island.  She was here with her son, Cy and her assistant, Christina. They took our behind the scenes VIP tour and interacted with several of our animals including capuchin monkeys, a cassowary, baby tigers and a baby chimpanzee among others. Take a look at some cool photos below.

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            Elle MacPherson_Lemur_01.06.14

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              Jungle Island Welcomes Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon

              Jungle Island was the proud host of the AvMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon presented by Deloitte. The head coaches from Clemson and Ohio State, along with star players and boosters were on hand for the event.

              The cheerleading squad and marching band from each school performed in the main plaza on Jungle Island before heading upstairs to the park’s Treetop Ballroom where interviews were conducted with the coaches and players and the annual Hall of Fame class was honored.

              Below are photos from today’s event.

              The Discover Orange Bowl Championship Trophy.

              The Discover Orange Bowl Championship Trophy.

              A bird’s eye view of Clemson University cheerleading squad and marching band performance on Jungle Island.

               

              A bird’s eye view of Clemson University cheerleading squad and marching band performance on Jungle Island.

              A bird’s eye view of Clemson University cheerleading squad and marching band performance on Jungle Island.

              The cheerleading squad and marching band from Ohio State University perform on Jungle Island.

              The cheerleading squad and marching band from Ohio State University perform on Jungle Island.

              Ohio State University head coach, Urban Meyer, waves to attendees of the AvMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon presented by Deloitte.

              Ohio State University head coach, Urban Meyer, waves to attendees of the AvMed Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon presented by Deloitte.

              Clemson University head coach, Dabo Sweeney (R), shares a laugh with Orange Bowl CEO Eric Poms and AvMed representative, Jim Repp.

              Clemson University head coach, Dabo Sweeney (R), shares a laugh with Orange Bowl CEO Eric Poms and AvMed representative, Jim Repp.

               

               

               

               

               

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                The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Holiday Celebration on Jungle Island

                As part of their annual holiday celebration The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project spent an afternoon on Jungle Island. The children also had the unique opportunity to meet The Rare Species Fund new Ligers along with SANTA CLAUS. The Rare cream colored liger cubs are the first ever born from a huge White Male African Lion named Ivory and a Snow white Bengal Tiger named Saraswati who are some of the amazing wildlife ambassadors in residence at Jungle Island. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting the unique animal ambassadors. The 5000 Role Models of Excellence was Founded by then Miami-Dade County School Board Member Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, U.S. House of Representatives – District 24 (FL), the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project was initiated by the Miami-Dade County School Board in March 1993, due to the realization that there is an ongoing crises in the lives of many young males. The project’s mission is to intervene in the lives of at-risk boys, in order to provide them with alternatives that will lead them away from a life of crime and violence.

                5000 Role Models Group & Santa

                Photo provided by The Rare Species Fund

                5000 Role Model Audience 1

                Photo provided by The Rare Species Fund

                5000 Role Models_Liger Upclose

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                5000 Role Models_Liger Photo Op

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                5000 Role Models Audience

                Photo provided by The Rare Species Fund

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                  Meet Pumpkin -Jungle Island Orangutan Caring Week

                  Pumpkin is one of our 9-year-old fraternal twins. She’s the more introverted, independent and quiet of the two but also one of our smartest students during Orangutan School. Pumpkin is one of the biggest sweethearts of the bunch and takes excellent care of her twin sister.

                  Pumpkin

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                    Meet Jake – Jungle Island Orangutan Caring Week

                    Our 13 year old male. Jake is the “big man on campus,” literally. He is the largest orangutan that calls Jungle Island home. His big brown eyes captivate you from the moment you lay eyes on him. He’s quite the ladies man too.

                    Jake

                     

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