Sometimes old is good! One of the very first tourist attractions in Miami, Jungle Island has (of course) been significantly upgraded since its opening in 1936. Like it has been for generations, Jungle Island remains the perfect place to take your children on a family fun day. Here you all can walk among and view over a thousand tropical birds and over two-thousand varieties of flowers and plants. While wandering around the park, be sure to take time to see all the animals. Visit Hercules the liger, and listen to your kids gasp in wonder as they watch the lions and tigers during feeding time. After that you can feed a parrot, pet a wallaby, get your picture taken with a kangaroo and even ride an elephant! Before you leave, be sure to catch one of the fun and educational animal shows – the trained bird show is especially recommended. If you really want to treat your children to an up close and personal animal encounter, spring for the VIP tour, where you will get closer to the animals than you could even imagine!