Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9047574463
  • Ticket Price: 17 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens - Review

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.

You can over here look for-

  • 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

  • First time at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens was an absolute blast. There were lots of exotic animals in big, open habitats that made for great photo ops and an almost safari-like experience. The bird habitats where you could walk very closely to the animals in their natural environment were very unique and fun. I took the family and we all were sad we had to go at closing. Try the fudge, it is breathtaking!

  • My kids love every visit to the Jacksonville zoo. It's a very well kept zoo. There is a great variety of animal exhibits. The reptiles are always a favorite. There are opportunities to interact with some animals, like feeding giraffes or the goats. The kids also enjoy being able to brush the goats. There is a nice playground and a splash zone in the summer months.

  • Always love visiting. It never gets old. We are always able to see something new. It seems like they have a lot planned for the future exhibits. Many of the animals seemed to have just had babies, so it was wonderful seeing maternal interactions and also the cute babies playing. The tiger cubs were adorable.

  • The Jacksonville Zoo is a beautiful place with a variety of animals and exhibits. Well worth the visit. My favorite section to see is the tigers. They have a tiger walk which is an overhead walkway with a glass bottom that allows the tigers to cross from one side to the other. I was lucky enough to see the tigers crossing on one visit. On another visit, one of the other tigers was pacing across the tiger walk. Gorgeous creatures. You must stop by to see the giraffes too. Every time I have been they have been up close and personal.

  • Kids really enjoyed it. Sting ray bay is cool. Train ride was neat but we are seeing the back side of the different sections in the zoo. Couple different drop off and pick up locations for train. The tiger exhibit was really exciting. Will go back. :)

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