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Much more than a walk-through zoo, Caribbean Gardens offers a full day of activities & fun for every generation inside a 52-acre botanical garden founded in 1919. Cruise past trees of monkeys, lemurs, and apes living in natural island habitats on the Primate Expedition Cruise. Learn from animal experts as they interact with living animals including exotic cats inside Safari Canyon while narrating stunning wildlife footage from the world's leading conservation organizations. At the Meet the Keeper Series, you'll witness the big cats and other rare animals as they move within three or four steps of you. Get involved in the fun at the audience participation Scales & Tails Show. And experience giant reptiles churning the waters during the Alligator Bay Feeding. The zoo also features three children's play areas and a solar-powered audio tour with little known information for adults fun musical jingles for children. Snacks and meals are available from a franchise SUBWAY restaurant.

The focus of the zoo is on education and conservation to inspire guests to preserve animals in the wild. Since the introduction of exotic animals to the garden, however, a variety of rare species have successfully reproduced including cassowaries, anteaters, and chimpanzees. Current breeding successes include a fertile population of Solomon Island skinks, kinkajous, sable antelope, and white-fronted lemurs.

Address: Near Coastland Mall
Directions: Near the Mall, just off Tamiami Trail
Website: http://www.caribbeangardens.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 2, 2006
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