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THINGS TO DO
IN
MIAMI
Art Deco District
Museum of Contemporary Art
Metro Zoo
Little Havana
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Everglades Nat'l Park

RESTAURANTS
IN MIAMI

Granny Feelgoods
S & S Diner
Tobacco Road

Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market
 

Miami - Whether you're into sports, sunshine or salsa, Miami sizzles all year long with exciting entertainment venues and attractions, world-class hotels and restaurants, great beaches and a nightlife that never sleeps. While South Beach, full of chic nightclubs and pastel-hued buildings, gets all the press, other sections of Miami are offer culture, recreation and more. Explore the Art Deco District or take the kids to the zoo. At night chill out at any of the area's cool bars and nightclubs.

Metro Zoo

Metro Zoo MIAMI Sanctuary for endangered, rare and threatened animals including tigers, crocodiles and the infamous Komodo Dragon, plus special animal education programs geared for children of all ages.
Since 1980, Miami Metro zoo has catered to animal lovers, exhibiting a variety of creatures both familiar and exotic. After a devastating loss of acreage and Asian birds from the aviary following Hurricane Andrew, this zoo has staged a comeback. Explore more than 200 acres through self-guided walking tours and guided tram tours or from the comfort of the air-conditioned monorail system. You'll get a look at more than 260 species, from lions, tigers and bears to hippos, elephants and komodo dragons. In keeping with its mission of conservation, the zoo includes a mix of endangered species. There's plenty of chow on-site to fuel your exploration, and the gift shop is full of animal-centric trinkets.

Survey the artistic animal sculptures outside the Dr. Wilde's World exhibit, get up close and personal with the wildlife on the curator's behind-the-scenes tour, or observe birds in flight at the Aviary Complex.

The zoo is open daily year-round. Members of the Zoological Society of Florida get in free.

You can catch the Zoo Bus to Miami Metro zoo at Metro rail's Dad eland South Station. It's about a 20-minute ride from there. -- Rebecca Tripoli

In 1948 Miami Metro zoo can be traced back to a small island off the coast of Miami. In 1967 the animal collection grew to a stunning 1,200 animals. The Crandon ranked among the top 25 zoos in the United States. The zoo received worldwide recognition fro the first zoo successful captive birth and rearing of an aardvark.

In 1965-1970 hurricane Betsy landed three feet of water on the zoo, which caused the terrifying deaths of 250 animals. After the devastation of the hurricane in 1965, there was talk about creating a new zoo in Dade county. But however no serious planning was made until 1970 when zoological society board became aware of the availability of the Richmond Naval Air station property. On December 11, 1970 the decision was made by the Dade County officially to go ahead and 600 acres of land to go and build the new zoo.

They have plenty of beautiful animals like the long neck giraffe, female Grant's Gazelle, a NICO bar Pigeon, Red-throated parrot finch, knob tail gecko and much more animals to see. They do parties, weddings, group gatherings, walk-A-thons and company events.

The Metro zoo have a gift shop where you can go and purchase stuff animals for a friend, a child or even your baby. They have a variety of products, gifts, books, chains, toy animals and more. Help support the zoo by help protect the animal, you can also help by adopting an animal. If you have a favorite animal at the metro zoo whether it's a furry, hairy or no hair animal you can adopt. When you became an annual sponsor your tax-deductible donations is used for programs that support metro zoo.

If you make a contribution to the Zoological Society of Florida your company may match your gift with a donation of equal size. Please check with your company to see if you have a matching gift program. Itís a great way to double your contribution!  

 

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