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 koalas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants, Malayan sun bears and Cuban crocodiles.
The Amazon & Beyond exhibit is home to toucans, river otters and jaguars. Winding paths lead visitors through exhibits of Asian animals and some 70 bird species. Also featured are Sumatran tigers, a gorilla family and an African plains habitat with a feeding station that allows visitors to hand-feed giraffes.
Wildlife shows are presented daily in an amphitheater, and a children's zoo features a 20-minute presentation. Dr. Wilde's World showcases permanent and temporary exhibits. A tram traverses the zoo's 327 acres. Camel rides, safari cycles, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours are available.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.