Jungle Island is home to various exotic animals, exhibits, and shows. This is in Watson Island in Miami.
This video was filmed in Miami, FL at Jungle Island. There are a few clips of us steering the boat on the Star Island Celebrity Home Tour also. The song is called “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” best known from the “The Lion King” movie.
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Pinecrest, Florida – Parrot Jungle
Parrot Jungle was a zoological park south of Miami on 22 acres (89,000 m2) of property at Killian Drive and South Red Road.
Originally founded in 1936 by Franz & Louise Scherr, Parrot Jungle was one of the first tourist attractions established in the Miami area. The idea for Parrot Jungle began after Scherr, who owned and operated a feed and supply store in Homestead, became intrigued with the idea of building an attraction where birds would “fly free”. Scherr leased 22 acres (89,000 m2) of hammock land for an annual fee of $25. Parrot Jungle was built as a winding nature trail dug through the coral rock and hammock land, indigenous to the area. All the natural plants were left undisturbed. The entrance was built on Red Road.
The attraction opened on December 20, 1936, to about 100 visitors. Each paid 25 cents admission to see and hear Scherr talk about his birds, trees and flowers. Since 1936, over a million visitors have visited Parrot Jungle. Among its many famous visitors was Sir Winston Churchill, film director Steven Spielberg, and former US President Jimmy Carter.
Jungle Island’s VIP Safari Tour is an animal lover’s paradise. Often called “the best kept secret in South Florida,” our signature offering is a privately guided, 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Jungle that brings guests closer than ever to some of the world’s most rare and fascinating animals.