Daily Activities

There is never a dull moment at Zoo Miami!


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Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station

Walk up a wooden platform and come face-to-face with these amazing animals as they wrap their 18-inch tongue around the food you have in your hand. It’s a feeling that doesn’t come too often in one’s lifetime.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$5 per feed; $12 per basket of feed

Camel Feeding

Come and see our beautiful Dromedary camels in the Children's Zoo and get to interact with them by giving them some green treats!

1 p.m. - 1;30 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$5 per feed

Wings Down Under: A Parrot Feeding Adventure

This free-flight, 1,656-square-foot aviary houses over 300 brightly colored birds - including cockatiels, parakeets, and rosellas - all parrots native to Australia. Upon arrival, guests will be surrounded by the sounds of the birds chirping and singing in the aviary’s peaceful environment encircled with a landscape inspired by the Australian Outback. The friendly birds will fly and perch on visitors’ arms or hands (and sometimes heads) in order to nibble on the treats. In addition to being a fun exhibit, Wings Down Under: A Parrot Feeding Adventure, is a learning experience. Zoo staff is available at the site to answer any questions and educate the public about the birds’ habitat and behaviors, as well as issues, concerns and challenges facing birds in the wild.

11 a.m.  –  4 p.m.

$3.00 per feed

Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter

You haven’t lived until you have fed our huge Greater one-horned Indian rhino. Watch him step up to you, open his enormous mouth and gladly take food from your hand with his prehensile lip. His noisy chewing is a treat to behold, and after swallowing, he will open his mouth asking for more. He will even let you rub his horn!  This is a not-to-be-missed encounter.

11 a.m.  –  11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$5 per person (feed or other type of encounter)

Giant Tortoise Encounter

Get up close and personal with these ancient giants and share the same space with one of the world’s largest living tortoise species.

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$5 per person (feed or other type of encounter)

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Meet & Greets

Meet the Zookeeper

A great way to see our animals in action!  At these zookeeper talks (located at the animals’ respective exhibits), you can witness our animals eating their favorite treats and learn about them from their keepers.  It's the perfect opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted answered about your favorite animal.

  Time    Animal - Location
10:30 a.m. Tiger
11:00 a.m. Bird Keeper - Wings of Asia Aviary
11:00 a.m. Meerkat - Children's Zoo
11:30 a.m. Orangutan - Asia
Noon Asian Small Clawed Otters - Asia
1:30 p.m.  Flooded Forest Aquarium - Amazon & Beyond
1:30 p.m. Pygmy Hippo - Africa
1:45 p.m. Chimpanzee - Africa
2:00 p.m. Giant River Otter - Amazon & Beyond
2:15 p.m. African Elephant - Africa
2:45 p.m. Black Rhino - Africa
3:00 p.m. Bird Keeper - Wings of Asia Aviary
3:00 p.m. Harpy Eagle - Amazon & Beyond
3:00 p.m. North American River Otter - Florida
3:30 pm Tree Kangaroo - Australia

*Weekends and Holidays

Zoo Squad

First, there was the Mod Squad.  Then, the Geek Squad.  And now, there is none other than the Zoo Squad!  Meet and greet these wonderful characters - Gigi the giraffe, Kaz the rhino, and Pio the red-billed oxpecker – they will delight you with their charm, unique personalities, lovable looks, and good work!