Sarasota Jungle Gardens Closed

Here is an update from the great folks at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens from their Facebook page. These hard times have hit the Gardens, as they have many businesses in our community, and they had to close their doors to visitors.

From Sarasota Jungle Gardens FB

As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and State, Federal and Local guidelines, we remain closed until further notice. For more than 80 years, we have proudly maintained the status as one of the longest continuously operated facilities in Florida, open 363 days a year. Now, as we are forced to close, we face uncertain times along with many other local businesses.

The Jungle Gardens mission is to provide educational and interactive experiences with animals and nature in the beautiful surroundings of Sarasota. We provide a refuge for abandoned, abused, surrendered or un-releasable animals. We offer educational shows, off-site presentations, birthday parties, and other exciting opportunities. We also offer unique experiences such as hand-feeding free-roaming flamingos, holding parrots, small alligators, and other interesting animals. We are also the first in the area to launch a walk-in Butterfly Aviary & Nursery Exhibit. We are also 100% supported by admission, gift shop and café sales.

Would love your support

While closed, our operating expenses still continue as we care for and feed our resident animals. While our hope is to reopen as soon as we are able, we do not receive grants, private donations or other financial support. We need your support.

Please reschedule your field trips, community functions, festivals and plans to visit us. Plan to celebrate holidays with us, come feed our beautiful flamingos and have your birthday parties here. We are counting on you. We pray for those directly affected by the virus, our local community, and our country. We are strong together.

To help us remember the fun times we had, and will have again, here is The Suncoast Post story Easter Egg Hunt at Sarasota Jungle Gardens that’s worth reading.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34234
941 355-5305

Photo from Sarasota Jungle Gardens Facebook Page

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