More fun things to do in Florida. Ready for a fun-filled Florida trip to the zoo? There are so many great zoos and animal exhibits in Florida that will keep you and the family entertained for hours on end. You’ll find some native Florida animals like alligators and manatees, and some elephants, giraffes and penguins.
The Central Florida Zoo opened in 1923 and was first called the Sanford Zoo. Although it started with just a few animals, the zoo has grown to have over 500 animals.
The Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens have over 2,000 animals, 1,000 plants, and 117 acres of fun for everyone. At this zoo, you can see flamingos, penguins, monkeys, jaguars and many more animals. The botanical gardens have beautiful plants that are integrated throughout the zoo and animal exhibits.
If you’re in West Palm Beach, go visit Lion Country Safari Park. This Florida zoo is on 600 acres of the natural landscape and is home to 1,000 animals. This fun drive-thru safari tour takes about 90 minutes and is divided into 7 sections.
Zoo Tampa, formerly known as Lowry Park Zoo, primarily focuses on conservation, education, and research. The most popular zoo in the southwest U.S. This zoo has over 1 million visitors annually but don’t let that stop you from visiting.
As the largest and oldest zoo in Florida, Zoo Miami is a must-see! The zoo has over 340 acres and houses an impressive 3,000 animals for endless fun. The exhibits here include Mission Everglades, Wings Of Asia, Critter Connections, Amazon And Beyond and a brand new Conservation Center.