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Zoo Miami is an immense zoological garden located in the state of Florida that has become a popular tourist attraction with its vast array of wildlife and educational exhibits. It’s home to a wide variety of animals and plants that are native to its region. Zoo Miami has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1969. The AZA is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that zoos and aquariums meet high-quality standards.
Zoo Miami not only has a stunning variety of animals but also boasts a sprawling 750-acre site that offers visitors opportunities to explore more than 324 acres of lush wildlife habitats. It is roughly 4 miles (6 kilometers) when walked on the trail, and it features over 100 exhibits. The zoo’s communications director, Ron Magill, is a wildlife expert and photographer who has been working in the field for over forty years.
There are five main exhibit sections in the zoo. The main entrance is made up of a canopy composition that connects the ticket booth and gift shop to an adjacent Flamingo exhibit. At the junction where the pathways of the zoo meet, stands an indoor pavilion that houses interactive exhibits themed to conservation and wildlife preservation. The property includes Lake Iguana, which is known to be one of the largest lakes in the entire area and offers a beautiful backdrop for all types of outdoor activities. The lake is home to a number of different species of birds, including the heron and kingfisher. It also features the remains of an ancient Indian village, Iguana Hill.
An air-conditioned subway system traveled around the zoo’s premises and provided an atmospheric perspective of the property as well as an efficient way to move between modules. The monorail that runs throughout the zoo has four well-known stations, and there are daily guided tours and narrated tram rides.
The animals at the zoo are clustered based on their natural habitat, with species that harmoniously coexist in the wild placed in exhibits together here. The habitat of most of these animals is their natural environment so you can get a glimpse into how they live and work together in the wild. They take great care to match the trees and greeneries as well as the soil in their habitats to be close matches for the native habitat of the animals. This is done in order to provide a natural environment that replicates the animal’s natural habitat while promoting their well-being.
Membership provides support for their mission in conservation and education, which makes the Zoo a better experience for you. If you are looking for a way to share your passion for the natural world and help to conserve it for generations to come, then this is the place for you! On their website, you will find information about wildlife conservation efforts, as well as ways that you can get involved.