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Monday, 26 March 2012

The Hope Zoo Kingston Jamaica

Welcome to the most comprehensive, yet unofficial, fan site of the Hope Zoo, Kingston Jamaica

Updated July 15, 2013.
The Zoo has announced that on July 21, 2013 the entry fees will be 
Adults $1,500   Children $1,000

      
   


Address: The Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, Old Hope Road
Use second gate on Old Hope Rd above Mona Prep.
Hope Blvd gate in Hope Pastures is usually closed.

Telephone: 927-1085
Opening Hours 
Regular: Monday to Friday Sunday 10:00 a.m. last ticket sold at 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, Public holidays 10:30a.m. last ticket sold at 5:30p.m. closed on Christmas Day.

Fees:
Ages 3 to eleven J$300; Ages 12 and up  J$500
Special rates for groups and seniors.
There is a parking fee for the gardens, but visitors to the zoo are exempt from this fee. Tell the security guard that you are going to the zoo and you will be given a ticket that will be validated at the zoo entrance after you have bought your entry ticket.
Zoo parking is on a the grass field beside the shell bandstand.

Special Encounters
Petting Zoo J$200 per person - book two days in advance
Budgie Aviary J$200 per person - on the hour in the afternoon

Facilities and snacks
Wheelchair and stroller access throughout
Unisex restroom - no diaper station
Covered picnic benches and tables throughout property
Snacks including popcorn, frozen novelties and drinks sold inside.
Small child bounceabout $50 - (occasional)

Exhibits (as at March 11, 2013)

Bird
Water fowl feature - flamingoes and ducks
Macaw
Cockatoo
Scarlet Ibis
Budgerigar
Peacock (roaming)
Love Bird
Pheasant
Raptor - hawk and falcon
Parrot and parakeet
Owl - Barn Owl and Jamaican Brown Owl
Ostrich
Emu
Blue Heron (wild) nest above the central crocodile enclosure
Swan
Flamingo
Duck

Mammal
African Lion - arrived June 2013
Mongoose
White Tail Deer
Donkey
Cappuchin Monkey
Spider Monkey
Goat
Sheep
Collared Peccary
Zebra - arrived March 2013
Shetland Pony

 Reptile
American Crocodile (two enclosures)
Snake House - boa, python
Tortoise
Jamaican Iguana
Cuban Spiny Iguana



Amphibian
Jamaican Pond Turtle
American Red Eared Slider

Fish
Koi in water fowl feature
Koi in a garden water feature near gazebos

Contact
Events: hopegardensevents@gmail.com
Phone: 876 9703505   876 9271257    876 9703504

Official Pages of Hope Zoo - not associated with this blog
www.raceforhope.com.jm
www.zookingston.com
Twitter: ZooKingston
FB: http://www.facebook.com/hope.zoo?fref=ts

My blog collection on Hope Zoo

Visit to Hope Zoo March 10, 2013

Zebras at Hope Zoo

Hope Zoo December 2012

Hope Zoo Iguanas Get Head Start








Hope Zoo November 2010

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Gwyneth Harold is the writer of the young adult novel, Bad Girls in School

My website: GwynethHarold.com