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Northeast Coast Sights

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

  • 370 Zoo Pkwy. Map It
  • Jacksonville
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

What's new at the zoo? Plenty. Not only has it seen the births of a rare Amur leopard and a greater kudu calf, but it now offers Tuxedo Coast, a controlled environment for a group of Magellanic penguins, and Land of the Tiger, a 2.5-acre attraction featuring Sumatran and Malayan tigers. Among the other highlights are rare waterfowl and the African Reptile Building, which showcases some of the world's most venomous snakes. Wild Florida is a 2½-acre area with black bears,

bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and other animals native to Florida. The African Loop has elephants, white rhinos, and two highly endangered leopards, among other species of African birds and mammals. The Range of the Jaguar, winner of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's Exhibit of the Year, includes 4 acres of exotic big cats as well as 20 other species of animals. Play Park contains a Splash Ground, forest play area, two mazes, and discovery building; Stingray Bay has a 17,000-gallon pool where visitors can pet and feed the mysterious creatures; and Butterfly Hollow is a flower-filled "fairy world" open seasonally. Parking is free.

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370 Zoo Pkwy., off Heckscher Dr. E, Jacksonville, Florida, 32218, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15.95
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 04/24/2014


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By kitdoor

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Jan 1, 2007

A friendly local zoo

Not the biggest or the best zoo ever, but still very good! There are lions, giraffes, rinos, antelopes, elephants, gorillas, and, of course, lots of alligators! It's not easy for a zoo to give the animals the space they need while still guaranteeing that the visitors will get a glimpse, but Jax Zoo mostly manages to pull it off! Some exhibits are only visible from the train.

By Jesse

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Oct 8, 2004

Zoo is so cool

you should see all of the wonderful snakes.....

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