Hanging Around With Monkeys in Miami, Florida
Monkeys swinging from tree to tree have inhabited this 30-acre preserve ever since animal behaviorist Joseph DuMond released six Java monkeys into a Miami hammock more than 75 years ago. Today, nearly 400 primates call Monkey Jungle home, including gorillas, orangutans, and spider monkeys. The sanctuary is one of the few protected preserves for endangered primates in the U.S., and the only facility open to the public. Explore the Amazonian Rainforest, which features howlers, black-capped capuchins, and squirrel monkeys along with hundreds of plants, trees, and palms from the Amazon in South America. Watch aquatic monkeys swim and skin-dive for treats before ending your adventure.