Lonely Planet review for Jungle Island
Jungle Island, packed with tropical birds, alligators, orangutans, chimps, lemurs, a (wait for it, Napoleon Dynamite fans) liger (a cross between a lion and a tiger) and a Noah's Ark of other animals, is a ton of fun. It's one of those places kids (justifiably) beg to go, so just give up and prepare for some bright-feathered, bird-poopie-scented fun in this artificial, self-contained jungle. The waterfront facility, lushly landscaped and using a minimum of pesticides, is pretty impressive, thanks in part to the flamingos, macaws, cockatoos and other parrots, flying about in outdoor aviaries. The Cape Penguin colony is especially cute.