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Zoo Miami

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12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+1 305-251-0400
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Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. The unique climate in South Florida allows us to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa, representing a broad mix of species that is unlike any other zoo in the country. 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.
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  • Average9%
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12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Zoo is huge and some of the exhibits are far away. In the heat of the day its too far to walk. There is a train shuttle that takes you to some of the park. The guys running the train are very helpful and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must go place while you are in Miami with kids. The place is Very well maintained and an attraction for your younger ones. It must be in your Miami 'to do' list. The feeding part is a good experience for the city dwellers....More

Thank ankit k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Zoo Lights event for the first time. Unfortunately was quite disappointed. The entire event, (which is half the cost of a daytime admission for the whole zoo), is located only in the front entrance of the zoo. The entire event can be seen...More

Thank MrMiamiExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is very big so it’s best to rent a quadricycle to see it all. The monorail is an option but it’s hard to see the animals from it. We walked and were exhausted. They have poles with buttons to press for a short...More

Thank Polly O
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Janin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank HBeachTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank ModFlagboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Hilda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this zoo. Great place to spend the day walking, enjoying the water park, riding the rental bikes and viewing the animals. The new Everglades exhibit is amazing; a must see. We recently went on a night walk (limited space and only one...More

Thank Jackie d
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Magic J
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Response from Elia L | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen scooters for rent.
Mig M
18 June 2017|
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Response from miacabrerm | Reviewed this property |
We have never taken the tram at the zoo, this zoo is very walkable, it's not that huge. However if you are finished early enough I guess it doesn't hurt to take the tram and get a bird's eye view of the zoo.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I am not knowledgeable about this subject