Jungle Island hosts 12-year-old on Up-Close VIP animal tour

Jungle Island hosts 12-year-old on Up-Close VIP animal tour
Jungle Island hosts 12-year-old on Up-Close VIP animal tour
Roel Moreno Gonzalez, 12, interacts with one of the flamingoes at Jungle Island.

In partnership with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Jungle Island recently hosted 12-year-old Roel Moreno Gonzalez, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, for an exclusive Up-Close VIP animal tour.

As part of the once-in-a-lifetime experience, Roel, along with family members and friends, enjoyed a privately guided tour led by the park’s VIP Tour director Ryan Jacobs. The tour included interactions with some of the world’s rarest animals including, but not limited to, playing with lemurs from Madagascar, touching the white-down collar of an Andean condor, and feeding Florida’s favorite pink flamingoes.

“Teaming with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to put a big smile on Roel’s face was the highlight of our day,” said Curtis Crider, Jungle Island’s general manager. “We are thrilled to support the great work of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and to provide memorable journeys for all park guests. Jungle Island’s VIP tour will be an experience Roel and his family will always treasure.”
Jungle Island, which is owed by Aventura-based ESJ Capital Partners, is undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation into an eco-adventure park and events destination. A favorite South Florida landmark, Jungle Island is located on Watson Island between Downtown Miami and South Beach.

Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island takes guests on an epic journey through nature, animal, discovery, and adventure. With thrilling new amenities including SuperFlight, Escape Rooms and Adventure Bay, and renovated events spaces, the 18-acre park is Miami’s iconic destination for adventures and events. From behind-the-scenes VIP tours to unforgettable interactions with some of the world’s most fascinating animals, Jungle Island offers guests a variety of real-life jungle experiences.

For more information, visit www.jungleisland.com and follow @JungleIsland on social media, using the hashtags #JungleIsland #AdventureIsHere.

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