Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo for the
only walking safari in Northeast
Open a whole world of
opportunities while you encounter
wildlife wonders and interactive experiences.
A true family adventure, the
Jacksonville Zoo is growing and
changing daily, with over 1,000 rare
and exotic creatures. Recently, the
Zoo finished buildling America’s largest
The Range of the
Jaguar is a unique, neo-tropical
attraction featuring the largest collection
of jaguars in North America in
addition to an assortment of other
Central and South American animals.
Other Highlights include:Safari Lodge
Main Camp Safari Lodge - The Zoo's admission facility boasts a 26,000 square
foot thatched roof that was created by 24 Zulu craftsmen from South Africa.
It is the only structure of its kind in North America.
It houses the Mombasa Import/Export Company,
a 2,500 square foot gift shop;
the Kikuyu Kafe, a food kiosk; First Aid/Security,
Stroller and Wheelchair rental; the Samburu Room, a 1,900 square
foot meeting room available for rent; Shaba Terrace,
a 6,000 square foot open air facility directly under the
thatched roof also available for rent; and a Board room.
New Florida Wetlands "Wild Florida"
This attraction includes a 2.5 acres of natural wetlands
consisting of native animals and plants.
"Wild Florida" is home to black bears, otters, red wolves, bald eagles,
bobcats, alligators, Florida panthers,
white-tail deer, two owl species and various reptiles and amphibians.Reptile House at Wild Florida
The Reptile House is home to more than 25 different
species of reptiles and amphibians, including the eastern
indigo snake, one of several threatened species protected by
the State of Florida.
The alligators are presently
located just north of the reptile
house, and are fed every Saturday
at 2:00 p.m. during the warm weather months