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Old 01-25-2009, 10:10 PM
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Its a mammoth zoo! Thats all I got to say.

Old 01-27-2009, 07:06 PM
Location: Living in Paradise
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:57 AM
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My goal in life is to gain employment with metro zoo.....

I was blown away when I visited the park, its amazing.
Old 02-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Location: Miami
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Miami MetroZoo is a great zoo and with the new exhibit and renovations that they've recently done, it's even better. It's also a lot of fun to go visit. If you haven't been, I highly suggest you go someday, it's worth it!
Old 03-03-2009, 08:07 AM
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I just had a tour there with their senior reptile keeper........AWESOME ZOO

IMO its by far the best pure zoo in the 3 state region
Old 03-03-2009, 08:18 AM
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Just went to MetroZoo two weeks ago with the family. I hand't been there for nearly 20 years and I have to say that I was unimpressed. The cage-less enclosures used to be really impressive, but now they just seem terribly small... just one step up from cages. And, as other posters have said, the cages are still there, hidden behind the fake rocks. Take a ride on the monorail and you can see them in all their glory.

A large number of the animals seem to have that endless pacing back-and-forth syndrome that confined animals get... totally depressing. I've never bought into the idea that confined/caged animals must be tolerated because zoos engage in captive breeding and conservation efforts. I applaud the conservation work that zoos do, but none of that excuses holding animals in captivity that are totally unsuited for it.

The new Amazon section was really underwhelming. A lot of building and not a lot of habitat/animals. Huge buildings dedicated to tiny, tiny fish tanks with spiders and snakes... it seemed to suffer from a real lack of creativity.

All that said, the zoo has a lot to offer young kids in the way of play structures, fountains and the like. I just wouldn't go for the animals.
Old 03-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Location: Downtown Miami
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Miami is not anything compared to the zoo in San Diego, San Francisco, The Bronx, Toronto. Tropical- ya- but there are much better zoos.
Old 11-30-2009, 07:51 AM
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I cant find a zoo I would rather work for, they seem to have just what I am looking for. The awesome zoos you listed are either way too cold or the property situation would result in a zookeeper living in a slum to simply afford rent, Luckily I have a fair amount of equity. There is no other big city run zoo in the tropics, thats an awesome claim to fame.
Old 11-30-2009, 08:04 AM
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Beautiful Place

Old 11-30-2009, 05:28 PM
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My memories of the zoo are that its large - it has few shelters - its HOT! even the animals look like they dont have the energy to be bothered to move. I prefer a smaller - less sprawled zoo - although i love the concept of no cages. Its the best part of metrozoo.
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