Miami is widely recognized as a city that has some of the best beaches in the world. While that is true, that’s not everything that you get to enjoy when you visit this attractive urban center.
There is an assortment of attraction that will capture your attention such as animal sanctuaries. If your love for wildlife is undeniable, then these sanctuaries should offer you the perfect chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals from baby tigers to alligators.
The different venues not only offer a unique animal experience but are also Uber-accessible. So here you go:
1. Zoological Wildlife Foundation
The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF) is home to a variety of rare and endangered animal species. Here, you can interact with a couple of animals from tiger cubs to baby monkeys.
Other than just interacting with the different endangered animals at ZWF, you also get the chance to learn more about them. The tours to this five-acre facility are offered by appointment on a daily basis. While on your trip, you can experience the joy and create memories by taking photos with different animals such as Bengal Tiger Cubs, Lemurs, Tufted Capuchin Monkeys, and others.
2. Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is the only tropical zoo in the continental United States. As a 280-acre property with over 900 animals, there is more than enough area for you to explore. Here, even the youngest of visitors have the chance to interact with animals by feeding giraffes and parrots. There is an assortment of activities to enjoy such as taking a leisure stroll, enjoying camel rides, visiting exotic animals in the Zoo’s four sections, watching the meerkats frolicking, and more.
3. Gator Park
Whether or not you are a wildlife lover, a trip to Miami, Florida can never be complete if you do not head over to the Alligator Farm in Everglades. Here, you will have a good glimpse of the gators that call this place home. Other than viewing these formidable critters at their home, you can also enjoy several other activities such as taking a boat ride, seeing exotics animals such as certain species of fish, birds, snakes, and more. There are lots of photo opportunities with baby gators and snakes as well. You can then finish your day by enjoying the alligator wrestling show at the park.
4. Jungle Island
This is an 18-acre zoological park with lots of sightings to enjoy. With thousands of exotic animals and birds from all over the world, you can be sure to see something that will catch your interest. There are various things to do from enjoying animal shows to hands-on interactions with different animals. You can even take a VIP tour and get the chance to interact with baby alligators, tiger cubs, and others. What’s more? The park also hosts animal shows that are available at different times of the day.
5. Safari Adventure
This five-acre park is the place to visit if you’ve ever wanted to pet baby foxes and feed a baby lemur. With approximately 130 species of animals, more than 1,000 plants, and even a rainforest, there is plenty to see and explore. In addition to enjoying various activities such as hugging a kangaroo, frolicking with foxes, and petting a baby alligator, you can also learn more about animal welfare and wildlife.
Your trip to Miami should not only be focused on sunbathing on the glamorous white sand beaches and exploring the art-based streets. With different animal sanctuaries to explore, you can go a little wild and get closer to various forms of wildlife. Be sure to take several amazing shots of your experience to store in your book of memories.