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.

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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

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    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

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        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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            Watch Video: Terror in the Jungle | Chilling Haunted House in the heart of Miami

            MIAMI (October 2014) – For the most pulse-pounding haunted attraction and trail experience ever experienced, head to Jungle Island and endure the park’s first-ever Terror in the Jungle. This Halloween, a scary attraction starred by scary mortals and zombie-like Aztec Indians will take over South Florida’s favorite haunt to provide visitors with 20 nights of hair-raising events beginning Thursday, October 2 and concluding Saturday, November 1 on the Day of the Dead.

            From the creator of Festival of Souls (Demon Mansion), voted Florida’s Scariest Haunted House by Hauntworld.com, Terror in the Jungle will feature a chilling 40 x 22-foot Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance leading guests through five acres of terrorizing jungle paths and a 10,000 square-foot ancient Ruins Pyramid Haunted House. Carefully navigate a dark jungle filled with zombies, demons and military HAZMAT containment units all while being chased by wild creatures. Many more surprises wait inside the Ruins Pyramid, which will give even the fearless the fright of their life.

            “We’re excited that Brandon Von Kittendorf of Florida Event Productions chose Jungle Island to serve as the venue for his award-winning Halloween attractions over the next three years,” said John Dunlap, CEO of Iconic Attractions Group and President of Jungle Island. “This attraction will heighten guests’ senses and be a true test of courage for those who dare to conquer it.

            We’re certain our visitors will experience a heart-pounding fear like never before at Terror in the Jungle.” Kittendorf has brewed an incredibly chilling story line for Terror in the Jungle, which goes as follows: The Mayan Calendar predicted that the end of the world would happen on December 21, 2012. That did not happen…but something else did…something that has been kept secret from all of us until now. On that fateful day, a cargo plane that was transporting materials from a Mexican research lab flew off course and crashed into the ruins of an ancient Aztec city. Now, deep in the heart of the jungle, these dangerous chemicals, neurotoxins, and biohazards have entered into the environment, mutating the plant life and infecting the local population.Desperately seeking forgiveness, surviving tribesmen prayed to their gods for their very survival but it was in vain. The gods, upset with man and his destructive nature, released a demon, called The Hunter, and sent it on a mission to devour anything living in its path.

            The Mexican government, unable to locate the crash site for almost two years, finally has a lead. Reports of giant mutations and zombie like Aztec Indians running wild in the jungle have brought the Mexican government here—to the Aztec city. A Hazardous Material Containment Unit has also been dispatched to the region to clean up the mess, but they have no idea of the carnage and horror that awaits. They are entering into what the few surviving locals call Terror
            in the Jungle.

            “Every time you let your guard down, there will be something else to scare the living daylights out of you,” said Kittendorf. “We’re creating a gory Halloween attraction using nature’s natural darkness, fog, costumes and special effects, screams, and visual stimulation to play on peoples phobias and fears. The thought of walking around in a jungle in pitch-black darkness is already eerie, which is what makes Jungle Island the perfect setting for this event.” Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Tickets to Terror in the Jungle cost $45 per person on non-peak days and $55 per person on peak days. Fast passes start at $20 per person. Tax is additional. Jungle Island also will offer childcare on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per child, per night.

            Terror in the Jungle will take place every Thursday to Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, with one Wednesday over the following dates: Non-peak dates / October 2-5, 9-12,16, 19, 23, 26, 29 and November 1. Peak dates / October 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 & 31. Those who wet their pants or don’t make it through Terror in the Jungle will be added to a Wall of Lost Souls. Group rates, frequent fear pass, corporate party, event and sponsorship packages are available. For additional information, follow #terrorinthejungle on social media or visit www.terrorinthejungle.com.

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            About Jungle Island
            Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction, is situated on Watson Island in the heart of Miami between downtown and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. From exciting adventures including the new aqua park to educational VIP tours, camps and unforgettable interactions with some of the world’s most fascinating animals, Jungle Island offers guests a plethora of real-life jungle experiences. With its newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces, the park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover the new Jungle Island today. Follow #JungleIsland on social media or visit www.jungleisland.com.

            About Iconic Attractions Group
            Founded in 2012, the Iconic Attractions Group (IAG) is devoted to creating and managing culturally significant attractions in major metropolitan areas around the world. IAG’s primary goal is to create more sustainable businesses by partnering with institutions that share a desire to become world-class entertainment, education and conservation destinations. Under the Iconic Attractions Group umbrella are Iconic Lifestyle Properties, the Iconic Conservation Fund, Iconic Service Partners and Iconic Parks and Destinations. Among IAG’s first project is the redeveloped zoological attraction, Jungle Island. Located in
            the heart of Miami on Watson Island, the historic Jungle Island is a ‘must see’ attraction in South Florida. For more information about Iconic Attractions Group, visit www.IconicAttractions.com. Facebook and Twitter @IconicAttractions

            About Florida Event Productions, Inc.
            Florida Event Productions, Inc is a full-service event planning and management company, located in South Florida. Our unique approach to utilizing today’s technology and blending it with out-of-the-box creativity, enables us to produce special events with spectacular results. The only thing holding you back is your imagination. www.FloridaEventProductions.com

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              Superhero Social on Sept. 13 & 14

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                11 Things You Can Learn About Yourself Only By Going To Miami

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                IF LEMURS ARE AFRAID OF YOU.

                At Jungle Island you can cuddle a real, live lemur. Provided you can sweet-talk it into staying near you, of course.

                 

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                  Jungle Island Roars with News of Vulcan’s Return

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                  Liger is one of the world’s largest cats next to famed brother, Hercules.

                  The king of the jungle has returned. Vulcan, a tan and brown-striped liger, is back in his cozy enclave at Jungle Island and ready to greet visitors of the popular zoological park. At 12-feet-long and weighing over 900 pounds, Vulcan is one of the largest cats in the world next to his famed brother, Hercules, who has been recorded twice by the Guinness World Records.
                  “Vulcan has always been a part of the Jungle Island family,” said Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations. “Our park visitors really enjoy seeing him along with Jungle Island’s many other rare animals. We are happy to have Vulcan back home.”

                  A hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger, ligers are known to be the world’s largest cat species and exhibit traits from both parents. There are only a few living ligers around the globe. Ligers are good swimmers like tigers and also are sociable animals like lions.

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                    Update: Baby Makara Baboon

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                    Baby Makara is now 4 months old. She is very curious and has a unique personality.  Be sure to check her out over by the Baboon exhibit.

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