AAA Editor Notes
Zoo Miami, 12400 S.W. 152nd St. (Coral Reef Dr.), is a cageless zoo where animals roam in settings similar to their natural habitats. The spacious exhibits cover the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America with such inhabitants as chimpanzees, elephants, Malayan sun bears, meerkats and Cuban crocodiles.
The Amazon & Beyond exhibit is home to howler monkeys, river otters and jaguars. Winding paths in Wings of Asia lead visitors through exhibits of some 70 bird species. Also featured are Sumatran tigers and an African plains habitat with a feeding station that allows visitors to hand-feed giraffes. Florida: Mission Everglades showcases wildlife conservation and animals native to the area.
Wildlife shows are presented daily in an amphitheater, and a children's zoo features Animal Tales presentations. Dr. Wilde's World showcases permanent and temporary exhibits. A tram traverses the zoo's 327 acres. Safari cycles, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours are available.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.