Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens, Jacksonville

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens, Jacksonville - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218, United States

Phone: +1-9047574463

Ticket Price: 17 USD

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens, Jacksonville

This zoological garden is situated just on the banks of the Trout River. It has become a premiere attraction of the city over the last few years. This zoo was established in the year 1914 and the first animal exhibit was the red deer fawn. The zoo later moved on to the current location in 1925 and the most remarkable animal over so many years was the jaguar that was called by the name of ‘Zorro’. The zoo was after a few years known to have the largest collection of exotic animals in the South east. There is a lot to see over here including the Birds of the Rift Valley Aviary, Great Apes, an expanded train ride, an elephant and breeding complex, River Branch Foundation ANIMAL Medical centre, Stingray Bay, Tuxedo Coast, and the Asian bamboo garden and Komodo dragon exhibit.

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  • River Valley Aviary- This was opened in 1996 and houses a mixture of African, South American and Asian wildlife. The highlight here is the large waterfall which beautifies the surrounding even more. Some birds over here include flamingos, Guinea fowl, storks, hammerkops, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, etc.
  • The Plains of East Africa- This place is known to provide a bird’s eye view of the animals of the zoo to its visitors. Nile crocodiles, warthogs, Eastern bongos, wood stork, cheetahs, greater kudus, sitatunga, etc are animals found in here.
  • The Elephant Plaza offers a perfect view of the African elephants of the zoo. It is one of the few zoos where you find male elephants. The elephant named Ali was a gift from Michael Jackson in 1997. The Colombus monkeys and leopards are the other animals found here.
  • The Great Apes of the World tells you about the primitive species on planet. This includes monkeys, gorillas, bonobos, siamangs, marmosets, lemurs, etc.
  • The Range of Jaguar is the part featuring the specialty of this zoo. This is further divided into the Lost Temple, River’s Edge and Emerald Forest Aviary.
  • There is also a Children’s Play Park, Asian Bamboo Garden and Komodo Dragon Exhibits.

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Information

  • The zoo also hosts various interactive and educative events and conservation programs.
  • Magic shows are also organized in the tiger park.
  • There is a gift shop within the zoo area.

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Ticket Prices

  • $14.95 (seniors 65+), $11.95 (3-12 years).
  • Free for children under 2 years.
  • There are other package tickets available. Contact the zoo officials and refer to the official website for the details.

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Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens, Jacksonville Reviews

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  • Surprisingly one of the best Zoos in the country. With plenty of animals and things to do for the whole family. Feeding the giraffes and petting farm animals and stingrays are great and the new tiger area is second to none. The train is also really awesome and goes around the entire zoo. It's reasonably priced and well maintained. The kids area is extensive and really nice too. No complaints here!

  • The Jacksonville Zoo is always working on something new to make your adventure amazing every time you visit. This is Zoo is great for the whole family or even solo. Well manicured landscaping, and always something new! A massive selection of animals to view that are very well taken care of. Put this on your list of things to do while in Jacksonville, Florida!

  • Here for the New Year party. Fun ball drop with Apple juice toast! My suggestion is ride the train to the back and work your way back to the front. The exhibits are not a loop so once you get to the back you the kids are loosing it. So ride the train and start at the back, you’ll thank me later! Great zoo and awesome exhibits and gardens. One of my favorite zoos!!

  • Thorougly enjoyed this place! A few of the exhibits were closed so we didn't get to see everything that the zoo had to offer but it was still a great experience nonetheless. My 4 and 9 year old loved seeing the animals in their "habitat" they also loved the train that took us through the zoo. I felt that the train ride could be more exciting but we were taken by a lot of behind the scene stuff like staff parking and we couldn't really see some of the exhibits that we passed due to trees being in the way. We did like the 4D show that we saw, Rudolph the red nose reindeer" it was the old school version and the chairs vibrated and they threw actual snow at us and bubbles! It was pretty cool! We are def planning on going back when we return to FL so that we can see the Gorilla exhibit when it opens in 2018! Great family fun place!

  • The reasoning behind my rating of the zoo is because I have seen much much better. From my personal experience of going there I noticed that many of the exhibits we're either empty or the animals were hiding in a corner out of site. If you do decide to come here words of advice would be to not spend the extra money to gain access to all of the extra things like the train ride. On the train ride I saw more facility buildings than animals.

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