Miami Monkey Jungle
Originally established in 1949 in a house it grew in size and popularity so quickly it had to find a new home. Since 1949 it has relocated a number of times and is currently in the process of building a new state of the art building to be opened in 2015. This museum hosts approximately 250,000 visitors per year.
Visitors today are immediately welcomed by the Java monkey troop, now numbering in the 80’s. The Java monkey is a skilled diver in the wild, collecting crabs and other shellfish along the riverbanks and mangrove swamps. Scheduled feedings at Monkey Jungle show off these water skills as animals dive into a pool to receive fruit from the guides.
Things to See & Do
Aviary – where unwanted or displaced captive parrots can be adopted and cared for
10 different primates can be seen including the black-capped capuchins, brown headed spider monkeys, diana monkeys, gorilla, howler monkeys and many more
Visit the Amazonian Rainforest where you can watch the various primates get feed three times a day
Don’t forget Hangin with Orangs where you can watch a demonstration of training with the lovable orangutans
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