Is this Bird a Living Dinosaur?


Coyote Peterson, host of Discovery Digital’s Breaking Trail and Dragon Tails, comes face-to-face with the most dangerous bird on the planet -the Cassowary. Mama Cass is a  six-foot-tall cassowary from Australia, which has been trained to perform daily in our Winged Wonders show. Watch the video above to learn more about this amazing bird. 

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    New Encounter: Hangin’ with Sloths

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    What has two toes, likes to hang upside-down, sleeps up to 20 hours per day and is easily a fan favorite? The new #sloths at Jungle Island! We’re proud to announce the debut of a new sloth encounter in time for Miami Attractions Month. Park guests can get up-close-and-personal with these slow-moving, nocturnal mammals should they wish to add-on a Hangin’ with Sloths encounter to their park admission. From October 1-31, general park admission is buy one, get one free in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Hangin’ with Sloths encounter is an additional $30 per person.



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      #JurassicZoo would not be complete without a #Cassowary



      Jurassic World meets Jurassic Zoo

      Forget the #velociraptor meet Mama Cass, a #Cassowary, the modern day velociraptor.


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        Miami ofrece pase ilimitado para varias atracciones

        Como muchas otras ciudades de Estados Unidos, ahora Miami también ofrece a sus visitantes la opción de comprar un pase para visitar varias atracciones turísticas.

        Un total de siete atracciones locales se unieron esfuerzos para ofrecer el Pase de Aventura del Sur de la Florida. Este pase disponible tanto para residentes del estado como a los visitantes, requiere de un único y módico pago de $50 por adulto y $40 por niño (impuestos adicionales). El pase permite el disfrute y acceso ilimitado durante el verano.

        Las atracciones que se podrán visitar con el paso son: Everglades Alligator Farm, Flamingo Gardens, Jungle Island, el Museo de Ciencias de Patricia y Phillip Frost, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Sawgrass Recreation Park y Young at Art Museum.

        “Esta es una colaboración emocionante entre Jungle Island y las atracciones principales locales,” dijo Eric Eimstad, Vice Presidente-Director de Marketing en Jungle Island. “El Pase de Aventura es una manera de mantener los niños entretenidos este verano y a la misma vez proporcionar un sinfín de oportunidades para diversión, educación, descubrimiento y juego a un bajo costo”.

        Desde interacciones con animales, jardines botánicos hasta la expresión del arte, ciencias y tecnología, el Pase de Aventura del Sur de la Florida tendrá aventuras de todo tipo y para todos los gustos.

        El pase de ahorros estará a la venta en cada una de las atracciones participantes a partir del 15 de mayo, concediendo admisión ilimitada a cada una de ellas hasta el 30 de septiembre del 2015. Con excepción del Museo de Ciencias Patricia y Phillip Frost que terminará a finales de agosto, mes en que el museo cerrará para mudarse a su nuevo edificio en downtown, al lado del PAMM.

        A los que tienen pases anuales para estas atracciones, se les ofrece la opción de actualizarlos por un pago adicional de $30 para adultos y por $20 para niños, los impuestos adicionales no están incluidos.

        Para más información sobre el Pase de Aventura, lo que incluye y cómo adquirirlo, visite

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          Happy National Winston Churchill Day!

          Winston Churchill during one of his visits to Jungle Island fka Parrot Jungle.

          Winston Churchill during one of his visits to Jungle Island fka Parrot Jungle.

          ‪#‎TBT‬ Happy National ‪#‎WinstonChurchillDay‬! On April 9,1963, Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the U.S. Here he is photographed on one of his many visits to Jungle Island fka Parrot Jungle.

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            Orangutan celebrates 15th Birthday

            Jake Orangutan 15th Birthday


            Today, our beloved Jake, celebrates his 15th birthday. We decided to honor his birthday by sharing a #tbt baby picture of him. Happy Birthday Jake! Wishing you many more!! #orangutan #personoftheforest

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              Family-friendly events for March 6, 7 and 8 via Miami Herald’s Community Ticket

              Teacher’s Pets At Jungle Island

              During the month of March, Jungle Island will score big brownie points with Miami-Dade and Broward County public and private school teachers, as every weekend they’ll receive free admission to the park, plus a 50 percent discount for up to four guests. Also, all teachers will receive a “thank you” gift — and one lucky classroom will win a free field trip.

              Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400-7000 or; regular park admission is $34.95 adults, $26.95 kids 3-10.

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                Coconut Grove Arts Festival Brings Students & Mentors to Jungle Island for Exclusive Workshop on January 29

                Barbara Goleman Senior High with Marcy Grosso With Jungle Island as the backdrop, twenty aspiring visual artists from Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes will participate in a private workshop and mentoring series taught by five nationally acclaimed artists of the 2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival® (CGAF).  In its second year, the exclusive CGAF High School Mentoring Program matches new arts students with professionals in an ongoing effort to promote arts education and careers in South Florida. During the workshop, students will gather inspiration for their masterpieces by first interacting with eight cuddly lemurs through Jungle Island’s Lemurs Up-Close encounter, while learning about wildlife conservation efforts to save one of the world’s most endangered species. Young artists will also have the opportunity to speak with mentors, including Paul Marcellini (Florida nature photographer), Maru Carreras, Marcy Grosso, Jackie Roch and Beau Tudzarov, about future careers in the industry. From February 5-8, artwork will be displayed for sale inside Jungle Island’s Lakeside Cafe for viewing by thousands of the park’s local and international visitors.

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                  Visually Impaired Students Treated To Sensory Journey At Jungle Island « CBS Miami

                  Visually Impaired Students Treated To Sensory Journey At Jungle Island « CBS Miami.

                  MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Students from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Better Chance Music Production Program got a special treat at Jungle Island on Saturday morning.
                  The students ranging from age 14-22, who are blind or visually impaired, were given the chance to interact with exotic animals from around the world.
                  With the help of expert tour guides, the Touch Tour Safari included Australian red kangaroos to black-and-white ruffed lemurs from Madagascar, Aldabra giant tortoises from the Seychelles Islands, capuchin monkeys from South America and parrots from around the world.

                  During the multisensory journey, 25 students were able to feed, play with and pet the animals at Jungle Island.
                  “Every student, whether blind or visually impaired, will be able to experience the animals through touch and interaction. This experience at Jungle Island will reinforce what we teach here at Miami Lighthouse, that it’s possible to see without sight,” said President and CEO Virginia Jacko.

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                    Happy National Bird Day


                    Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world’s 330 parrot species. Many of the world’s parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss. Today on #NationalBirdDay  we encourage you to raise awareness of the plights faced by common and rare birds, from disease and environmental factors to illegal trade and welfare in captivity. The survival and well-being of the world’s birds depends upon public education and support for conservation. Visit to learn more. 

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