Monkey Jungle review (a nice park in Miami)

If you like the animals as much as we do (Amanda an I) you certainly will enjoy visiting the Monkey Jungle in Miami. a really wonderful park.

Monkey Jungle in Miami

On this site, you will find other animals such as birds, turtles, and iguanas. But the main attractions are the monkeys of different species.

The site was founded in 1935 by Frank DuMond and other researchers in a subtropical native forest in south-Miami-Dade County but now there are many farms around. It's just like if the monkeys were living in their native habitats.

Monkey Jungle Park Entrance

Reading a sign at the Monkey Jungle Park Entrance

Visitors, students, and scientists have a unique experience with these incredible animals in a 30-acre jungle park.

Most of the monkeys are free in the forest while people have to walk through corridors to admire them. People are in a cage and the animals are free.

We had some fun feeding the monkeys

Boxes with food are sold at the entrance for $ 0.75 so you can feed the monkeys putting the food on the metal baskets that are around, so they can be pulled by those cute little animals.

Feeding the Monkeys

Amanda and Val feeding the monkeys

The monkeys pull the basket with the food eat them and release it so you can out food again (smart little animals).

A young man managed to hand the food to a monkey that was in a cage. We are fans of these cute animals and we love the close contact with them, so we did the same. 

Amanda feeding a monkey

Some monkeys tried to catch the food with their tail and that a funny thing to do because everything fell on the ground.

We also managed to play with those above us, by stretching our arm we could reach them.

Monkey Jnugle

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Val feeding the small monkey in the Monkey Jungle

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Small monkey above our heads

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Monkey walking above us

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There are 4 attractions in Monkey Jungle

1- Wild Monkey in the Swimming Pool

You can see the monkeys getting food in a water spot.

We learned that in the beginning 6 monkeys were brought to there and now there are more than 150 of them. 

Something interesting is that they have a hierarchy of respect throughout the group. Even in a large group, they know what their positions are in relation to the other monkeys.

Monkey Jungle Swinmming Pool

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Swimming pool at the Monkey Jungle

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If there is a female with a cub, it has priority and protection, as well as the cubs (that are born with the black hairs). However, after 6 months, when their hairs turn brown they lose their privileges.

We are sorry for the small pups who have already lost the privilege of protection, because when you put the food they are desperate for the top of the hierarchy not to be close and he has to leave.

2 - Hangin with Orangs

We suppose to see a show with the orangutan, but is was not available at that day (no explanation about why it was cancelled).

3 - Cameroon Jungle

King, a gorilla that was taken to Monkey Jungle when he was 10 years old. 

Cameroom Monkey

He was taken out of a circus and came to this place to be protected because the circus ripped his teeth off.

Now, King is 47 years old and has his own TV, and he loves to watch: Tarzan, Frozen, and the Elen Degeneres show.

King also has a radio, air conditioning for his convenience, he knows how to do painting and how to dance.

King, the monkey at the Monkey Jungle

He likes to walk and spin himself and show that he doesn't have teeth. Also loves to eat fruits and vegetables but people have to throw them wrapped in a paper because if they fall on the ground and get dirty he won't eat them.

This nice animal loves to drink tea and yogurt. As the presenter goes on talking about the story of King he throws the food wrapped on paper.

Watch the video below to see King playing

This nice animal loves to drink tea and yogurt. As the presenter goes on talking about the story of King he throws the food wrapped on paper.

4 - Amazonian Rainforest Feeding

There's a guide talking about monkeys that are from Brazil. (As Brazilians we already know those cute animals and we didn't watch this show).

But I recommend you watch it because they are really cute.

Souvenir machines

Want to get some souvenirs? Just use the plastic monkey making machines.

Just insert $ 2.00 into the machine to make your souvenir.

One of them makes a gorilla and the other machine makes three monkeys with their hands covering their ears, mouth and eyes respectively.

Souvenir Making Machine

The instruction tells you to be careful with remnants of plastic still melted when it falls into the basket and that should be left upside down until it finishes drying. It comes out warm from the machine.

Souvenir making machine warning

The instruction tells you to be careful with remnants of plastic still melted when it falls into the basket and that should be left upside down until it finishes drying. It comes out warm from the machine.

Get some food

There is a small place where you can grab something to eat.

Just try the bananas ice cream they sell out there !! 

Food at the Monkey Jungle

Machines to sanitize your hands before eating are available at the place (they are very discreet) so I'm letting you know they have one!

If you need to go to the bathrooms, they are close to the souvenir machine.

The souvenir store

The souvenir store is full of monkeys of course ... from the stuffed ones, to those made with coconut fiber, to porcelain, among others.

Souvenir Store at the Monkey Jungle

What caught my attention was a pajama that comes in a can that fits in the palm of the hand. When it gets wet it turns to a usable size.

Prices can vary a lot depending on what you want.

It costs $ 25.00 and it's for girls (sorry boys, no pajama for you).

For boys, there are shorts that cost $ 15.00 and they have cut little monkeys pictures.

Information about the Monkey Jungle

See the information on how to get there and admission prices

Location

Site: www.monkeyjungle.com

Address: 14805 SW 216 Street, Miami, Florida 33170

Tel: +1 (305) 235 1611

How to get there

Just enter the address into the GPS and it will drive you there

Admission price

Annual pass: Adult $ 39.95 / Child $ 29.95

1-Day Visit: Adult $ 29.95 / Child $ 23.95 / Seniors (65+): $ 27.95
With Special Tour: $ 89.95 per person

Festivities & Events

Anniversary for $ 21.95 per child (with 12 children minimum)

You can use the website's own discount coupon (print-out):

Monkey Jungle Discount Coupon

Hours

Open daily from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM, tickets sold until 4:00 PM

Parking

Guest parking is complimentary.

Have fun

You will enjoy the tour, especially if you are prepared to do what includes the special guided tour. Have fun.

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