AAA Editor Notes
The RainForest is just outside the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo entrance at 3900 Wildlife Way. The RainForest features more than 600 animals and 10,000 plants, trees and shrubs from around the jungles of Africa, Asia and the Americas. The elaborate 2-acre, bi-level re-creation of a tropical habitat includes a 25-foot waterfall and a simulated thunderstorm every 15 minutes.
The depiction of the rain forests of Africa, Asia and the Americas reveals their importance as well as our responsibility to protect them. Exhibits showcase a variety of wildlife, including capybaras, giant anteaters, ocelots, fishing cats and sloths. An insectarium and an 8,000-square-foot aviary also are included.
In the zoo, picnicking is permitted and food is available.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.