With a nearly 50-year history of caring for animals and the environment, Busch Gardens is creating the park's newest adventure - an exotic jungle where discovery and exploration invite guests to connect with the world around them. In spring 2008, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Jungala - its newest and most ambitious park enhancement project to date. Set in the Congo area, the 4-acre attraction will invite guests to discover exotic creatures, explore a village hidden deep in the jungle and connect with the inhabitants of the lush landscape through up-close animal interactions, multi-story family play areas, rides and live entertainment.
From atop the tallest trees or beneath the jungle floor, guests will be completely immersed in the animals' world. Multi-tiered habitats allow visitors to connect with two of the world's most endangered species - Bengal tigers and orangutans. Treetop observation platforms are the perfect vantage point to watch orangutans within their family groups or resting in a specially designed tree house. Subterranean caves and underwater windows offer a clear view of tigers swimming in their temperature-controlled plunge pool, while natural bridges and bamboo screens bring guests closer to these predators than ever before.
Red-Ruffed Lemur All lemurs are endangered and are only found on the island of Madagascar. Red-Ruffed Lemurs are usually about 2 feet long and have tails that are an additional 2 feet in length. Lemurs tend to be very active and will swing and jump from tree to tree.
Tamandua Tamanduas are a smaller species of anteater that are found in forests and grasslands in Central and South America. Tamanduas have partially prehensile tails that allow them to hang from trees. Their tongues can reach up to 40 cm in length.
Ball Python Found in West & Central Africa Adults can grow up to 5 ft.
Pixie Frog (African Bull Frog) Pixie frogs are the largest frog in South Africa. They are carnivorous and will eat anything that fits in their mouth.
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