Jungle Garden's animals include birds of prey, a variety of parrots and macaws, free roaming flamingos, primates, small mammals, snakes, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles and other reptiles. Many of the animals found their home here through approved donations, rehabilitation centers or through state and federal agencies all wanting to ensure animals have a safe environment and permanent, caring home.
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New additions to Jungle Gardens animal family include a hedgehog, bearded dragon, prairie dog, blue-tongued skink, a black-throated monitor lizard and some other slithering critters you won't want to miss.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens also features 10 acres of tropical vegetation, and jungle trails.
Take in one of the interactive educational and entertaining wildlife, bird, or reptile shows. Be sure to catch Frosty the cockatoo’s twice-a-day act when he performs his bicycle, unicycle and scooter tricks! Frosty appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1960 and recently celebrated his 77th birthday.
Enjoy lunch, ice cream or a snack in their air conditioned café, or dine outside on picnic tables under the shaded tree hammock. Also features a children's playground and gift shop.
A visit to Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a fun escape from the beach and a Must Do for all ages. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff has received rave reviews from all over the world.
Wildlife Wonder: Features red tail hawks and various species of owls. 11:00 a.m.
Reptile Encounter: Hold an alligator after the show or even get a photo with one! 3:00 p.m.
Jungle Bird Show: Parrots, Cockatiels and more. 1:00 p.m.
The Gardens are handicap accessible. Child strollers and manual wheelchairs available for rental in the Gift Shop for a nominal fee. Service Animals only.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information including admission prices.
Open year round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday between September 15 and November 30. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
3701 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34234
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