Fodor's Expert Review Zoo Miami

Coral Gables Family

Don't miss a visit to this top-notch zoo, 14 miles southwest of Coral Gables in the Miami suburbs. The only subtropical zoo in the continental United States, it has 320-plus acres that are home to more than 2,000 animals, including 40 endangered species, which roam on islands surrounded by moats. Amazon & Beyond encompasses 27 acres of simulated tropical rain forests showcasing 600 animals indigenous to the region, such as giant river otters, harpy eagles, anacondas, and jaguars. The Wings of Asia aviary has about 300 exotic birds representing 70 species flying free within the junglelike enclosure. Kids love visiting the meerkats and participating in the thrice-daily camel feedings at the Critter Connection exhibit.


Quick Facts

12400 S.W. 152nd St. (1 Zoo Blvd.)
Miami, Florida  33177, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $23; 45-min tram tour $7, Daily 10–5 (last admission 4)

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