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Zoo Miami to Open “Florida: Mission Everglades” December 10

Locals and tourists alike will want to visit Zoo Miami to experience Florida: Mission Everglades and the grand opening festivities on December 10 & 11, 2016. This new, 4.5 acre, $33 million permanent addition will encourage residents, as well as out of town visitors, to connect with approximately 60 species of wildlife from our own backyard, many of which are endangered or threatened.

Florida: Mission Everglades will encourage residents, as well as tourists, to take a deeper look at wildlife and conservation efforts in our own backyard. This exhibit will be a unique “gateway” to experiencing the Everglades. Guests will journey through habitats of iconic Florida animals like the roseate spoonbill, the Florida panther, black bear, burrowing owl, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, American crocodile, American alligator, Florida box turtle and more. About 60 species of animals will be represented, and the exhibit will highlight the importance of conservation for animals listed as endangered or threatened in the wild. Adding entertainment to education, the exhibit will also feature a special Lostman’s River boat ride as well as interactive exhibits designed to give visitors an up-close look at the animals, such as a crawl-through “tunnel” at the crocodile habitat, a slide-through the North American river otter exhibit, a pop-up blind at the Florida panther/black bear exhibit, a brown and white pelican encounter, and a new children’s Cypress Landing Playground.

The goal of the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit is to give our visitors a deeper understanding of the importance of the Everglades and to engage visitors in helping us save it. This exhibit will make visitors want to go out and visit the actual Everglades.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence, RI

Address: Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02905
(401) 785-3510 ext. 316
Interest: Children, Young Adults, Adults
Directions: I-95 northbound Exit 16, north on US Route 1 to Rose Avenue (1.3 miles)(4 minutes)
I-95 southbound Exit 17, south on US Route 1 to Rose Avenue (1.1 miles)(5 minutes)
Hours: October – March: 10 am – 4 pm (last admission at 3:30 pm)
From April – September: 10 am- 5 pm (last admission at 4:30 pm)
Time to Spend: 3 hours
Cost: Adults $14.95
Children (ages 2 through 12): $9.95
Seniors (ages 62+): $12.95
Toddlers age one and younger and Zoo members are admitted free.
Website: www.rwpzoo.org
Nearby hotels:  Hotels near Roger Williams Park Zoo

One of our nation’s oldest zoos (opened in 1872), Roger Williams Park Zoo is an integral part of southern New England’s history and heritage, bringing excitement and discovery of the natural world to generations of visitors. Today the Zoo is one of Rhode Island’s top tourist attractions, welcoming over 650,000 people annually from all over New England and beyond.

Situated within Providence’s historic and beautiful Roger Williams Park, the Zoo is home to well over 100 species of rare and fascinating animals from all over the world. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Zoo is also home to many endangered species and participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure their future survival.

Major Exhibits
  • The Alex and Ani Farmyard – Live like a local farmer. The Alex and Ani Farmyard replicates the layout of a typical Rhode Island commercial farm, but also represents both urban and community farms.
  • The Fabric of Africa – Go “on safari” and find rare and exotic species. Learn how the people, land and animals of Africa are all interconnected while watching zebras, wildebeests, aoudads, wild dogs and more in action.
  • Feinstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail – Observe Native Wildlife in RI’s Most Endangered Habitat. Relax, unwind and enjoy nature on this beautiful ¼ mile walking path through Rhode Island’s most endangered habitat, the wetlands.
  • Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard – Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard is a new kind of nature play and exploration area for children and their families.
  • Marco Polo’s Adventure Trek – Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and see some of the animals that Marco Polo may have encountered in his travels including camels, moon bears, snow leopards, red crowned cranes, and red pandas.
  • North America – Discover some of the most amazing creatures that call our continent home. See how harbor seals swim, marvel at the majestic bald eagle, watch bison graze, see if you can spot the red wolf, peer at the playful river otter and more!
  • Tropical America – Featuring Rhode Island’s only “rainforest” with a lush atmosphere, in the Tropical America exhibits you’ll come face to face with monkeys, tamarins, flamingoes; bats; an anaconda, one of nature’s most unusual creatures; the giant anteater.
  • World of Adaptations – Follow the field notes of biologists and discover the land down under and beyond with an exhibit featuring the unique wildlife that have developed adaptations to survive.


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