Jacksonville Zoo And GardensCurrently Closed
- 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
Me,my husband,oldest son + granddaughters went for our first time today. It was hot, but we had a great time seeing all the animals /attractions. Wish some of the animals could of been seen better or weren't sleeping, but that happens in all of them. The cafe we had lunch in was great, best BBQ chicken wrap I've had in quite awhile ! Would highly recommend this zoo, but go early. Being $5 dollar day was great for us( +many families). Thank you to whomever promoted that deal, very awesome !
I LOVED the zoo! I just wish it wrapped around because as soon as you get to the end you have to walk all the way back. The animals looked healthy and happy. They do a lot of rescue work which is great to know - many of these animals are going back to the wild or are in a place that better suits their needs. Drinks and food are reasonably priced for a park (although you can bring in outside snacks and beverages to save $).
This zoo does a really good job of being a zoo and a garden. The Asian-themed garden is pretty and peaceful. And the enclosures are modern and animals look happy. The reason this isn't a 5-star review, though, is the layout. I feel like most newer zoo designs are laid out in a sort of wheel, but this place is totally linear. That means if you have to get to the tigers for a special show, you're going to have to walk all the way through the zoo to get there and double back if you had any other plans afterward.
Have season passes is fun for the most part but have issues with petting zoo. They were letting little kid run around everywhere (including going in a stall for a moment) no shoes playing in the dirt and poop and said nothing to the parents and a baby was eating the straw food and again the zoo keepers said nothing to the parents. The little kids I had were walk Walking being calm and following all the rules there is no signs that say no going in stalls plus the other little girl went in a stall the kids I had wanted to give all goats love so they stepped just inside to pet it and the zoo keeper got irritated and said no going in the stalls is the only rule although rules are posted all over and that was no one the stall was completely open and nothing to prevent kids from going in them the other child when in and they said nothing and like I said this child was running around playing in sand and poop (one rule is no running) and had nothing said to her I will not be going back to the petting zoo any time soon
I love the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens!!! They have an incredible array of creatures to watch and learn about. The gardens are beautiful to walk through and learn about the different plants. The keepers are always friendly and eager to answer questions for guests. The enclosures are clean, large and unique. Admission is fair but of course all of the food and drinks inside are expensive. I would recommend brining your own. It’s an awesome zoo for kids of all ages!