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“Good zoo”
Review of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami
Ranked #12 of 308 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Zoo Miami today occupies almost 750 acres, and is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 different species. Of this population, more than 40 species are classified as endangered. The zoo also houses more than 1,000 species of trees, palms and other plants, and over 100 special exhibits showcasing a broad number of species and scientific topics. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) which means we have passed a rigorous application and inspection process and meet or exceed the AZA's standards for animal health and welfare, fundraising, zoo staffing, and involvement in global conservation efforts. Zoo Miami is proud to be an active leader in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives, and we are currently involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Miami zoo is a beautifully maintained zoo. However, many times I've visited, I haven't seen animals in their prospective areas. The zoo is quite large, so I recommend doing only certain areas at a time and coming back a second time to do other areas. Planning is key to visiting here. The food is a but pricey and not that tasty...therefore, I recommend packing a lunch and plenty of water.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Two of our grown children with kids live in area south of Miami. One lives in Corla Terrace and the other in Palmetto Bay. The Miami Zoo off SW 152nd St. is great place in the middle to spend a day with their combined 5 kids. Easy to park and easy to get around. If you rent the bikes it saves a lot of walking since the park is large. Plenty to see and do and the kids had a lot of fun.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

After 5 plus hours we still hadn't seen everything! There is a monorail that will take one all over the zoo so you can just hop on and off for $4 per person. There is a diverse array of animals on display in superb habitats. All the animals looked healthy and calm and most came right up to the front of their spaces to "view" the humans. There are numerous restrooms around the property and eating places as well. The whole area was clean and beautifully landscaped. Invest yourself there. You won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Be warned: there is a lot of walking involved. The facility is very large and spread-out. They do offer a monorail and bike rentals to get around. Take advantage of these opportunities as they are worth the couple of extra bucks. Once you start on a loop, there is no shortcut to get back. There is a great variety of animals to see and many different great experiences for the full family. Keep an eye out for all of the iguanas roaming around the zoo!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ModFlagboy
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Had great time here. You can feed giraffe for $5 small veggie bowl or $12 for lager veggie bowl. They were so cute omg! Would recommend to rent a bike there. They charge 2hours for $26.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 324HildaLi
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