Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Zoo Miami to open in Florida: Everglades Mission on December 10 and 11, 2016

Zoo Miami to open in Florida: Everglades Mission on December 10 and 11, 2016

Just past the new Main Entrance Square, Florida: Everglades Mission will be the zoo's first place visitors can enter. Upon entering, visitors will be immediately greeted by the image and sounds of a bird songbird full of blue magpies, various species of pigeons, red-bellied woodpeckers and other native birds. Then they will pass through a naturalistic lake full of pelicans and wading birds like pink spatulas, egrets, herons, among others. Down the road and under a covered pedestrian lane, fun-seeking visitors will be able to traverse the North American river otters' display and crawl in a tunnel at the American Crocodile show.

For adults looking for a Recreation and small ones that need to burn energy, is the Cypress Landing Playground. Complete with a colorful and giant "cypress tree" and "cypress knees" that shoot water, as well as climbing games for children of all ages, will certainly be the new favorite place to have fun. At the Cypress Landing Café you can buy refreshments, snacks and miscellaneous items.

Finally, a raised walkway shows the ever-present American alligator and offers a risky suspension bridge for those who seek the "danger". Spectacular views of the bald eagle rehabilitated will fill the guests of pride with this majestic national symbol. An exotic "tree house" will allow you to glimpse the elusive lynx, the always ingenious raccoon and the display of the gray fox. Adding entertainment to education, this new section will also feature a "Lostman River Walk" that allows visitors to float through the heart of the Everglades in a slow boat with surprises at every turn.

The first phase of this project was the development of the new Entrance Hall that opened on July 15, 2016. It provides new lockers, a 3,500-square-foot gift shop and a 2,300-square-foot "Florida Room" for events Public and private. Visitors are greeted with an elegant 3D-sign sculpture of Zoo Miami, colorful life-size animal silhouettes, and a 50-foot illuminated tower. Some of the silhouettes of animals contain sprinklers to refresh visitors, and all animals represent a migration to a "drinker", the beautiful lagoon of flamingos. It is the first time in the history of Zoo Miami that an exhibition of animals is available to the guests before the tourniquets. The square is partially covered by a cloud-like structure, which provides a contemporary aesthetic for entry, exit, and day and night events.

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Images of Florida: Ron Magill's Everglades Mission are available at You can request interviews with the Director of the Zoo and the Director of Communications of the Zoo.

About Zoo Miami Listed as one of the best zoos in the country and the world by Tripadvisor .com, more than 3,000 animals live in Zoo Miami, of which more than 70 (from all over the world) are threatened or in danger of extinction. See animals like okapis, giant river otters, elephants and rhinos at large outdoor exhibits. Experience the giraffe feeding station, camel rendezvous, encounter with an Indian rhinoceros, feed on Australian parrots, VIP meeting with Zoo Squad pets, tram rides, family walks and water play areas.

P> Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, Florida 33177. The general entrance to the zoo is US $ 21.95 / adult, plus tax and US $ 17.95 / child (3-12) plus tax. Children under two, members of the zoo and parking are free. Zoo Miami is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Ticket sales close at 4 pm For more information, please visit or call 305-251-0400.

About the Miami Zoo Foundation The Zoo Foundation Miami is the non-profit organization that supports Zoo Miami. Today it is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida with more than 67,000 members. Its activities and programs include fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, educational programs, special events, and member programming. Its mission is to encourage the valuation of nature and help preserve it for future generations. For additional information, please call 305-255-5551.

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