|Miami Metro Zoo|
|Monday, 16 February 2004 00:00|
After speaking to our neighbours across from us, we decided to go to the Miami Metro Zoo. They highly recommended it and it actually abuts to this campground but we have to go all around the perimeter to get to the gates so we decided to ride the bikes. It is President's day today and we didn't want to deal with the traffic.
The history of this zoo is very impressive. It has survived two hurricanes and has successfully been able to assist in the reproduction of some of the world's most endangered species. The animals roam on the 600-acre property in very creative, humane environments. There is a free monorail that runs through the park or for a fee you can rent safari bikes, go on a guided tram tour, a behind the scenes Keeper tour or a guided walking tour. We chose to walk the three miles around the park and enjoyed the rare and endangered species, many we have never seen before.
The whole experience was very impressive and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, though I have to say we were tired. The four-mile return bicycle ride to the RV park was not something we were enthusiastic about, but we arrived home before dark and I am sure we will sleep well tonight!
Pictured here is a resident kumodo dragon.