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Jacksonville Zoo

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida.
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 jaguar attraction.
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.

Wild Florida
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

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida
Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida



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