Visit to Zoo Miami

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I visited Zoo Miami recently and took photos of their herp collection while I was there, along with a few of the other zoo residents. I was very impressed with eveyone's enclosures and all the animals looked super healthy. A far cry from the animals at the Paris zoo, some of which were not doing very well! I was also excited to see a few species that I really love, like the Abronias (which were difficult to photograph.) No chameleons, however! Zoo Miami seems to specialize in mostly New World herps. 

It was about 11 am, so most of the mammals were already curled up somewhere sleeping off the heat of the day.

Others were out and about, however. 

But I finally found the herps, most of which are from Central and South America. They had some beautiful dart frogs but I was not able to get a good photo of any of them, unfortunately.

(Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas)
(Orinoco Crocodile)
(Eyelash vipers)
(Fer de lance)
(Helmeted iguana female)
(Helmeted iguana male)

(Giant waxy tree frog)
(Discoid roaches)

(Cuban crocodile)

(crocodile monitor)
(Mexican Alligator Lizard / Abronia) 


  1. Even though no chameleons.. fantastic pictures! Thank you so much for sharing as always Olimpia!!! :D

    1. Thanks! I know, I was disappointed as well, I know Zoo Miami works to track wild chameleons here in South Florida so I was hoping they may have a couple on display.


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