The Cincinnati Zoo one of the best places to see almost any animal or plant that you can imagine is a great place to travel to. However, with all the sites and displays that you can see you will want to make sure you hit Jungle Trails. Now you might be asking how they can get a jungle in the middle of Cincinnati, but it is very lifelike. Some of the main features that you will find out about are the variety of animals in the jungle, the plants that are around in the jungle, and feel like you are venturing into a jungle.
Now Jungle trails is located inside the zoo across from the bear displays so you can see the bears while walking down towards the trails. Jungle trails has been around for a while so that many people have seen it, but not all the people that visit great distances to the zoo will see because of all the other displays.
Now as you would start walking down Jungle trails one of the first things that you will notice is that instead of the pathway being asphalt like the rest of the zoo it is more dirt, gravel mix. The plants that are around the trail will also provide you with shade from the hot sun if you are there during the summer months. The trees that are around will also give you the impression of what kind of tree life you would be seeing in a jungle.
The next thing that you will notice is the displays are done in excellent taste to try to give the animals some of the comforts that they enjoy at home. The animals are also some of the best that I have ever seen. I know that my kids love stopping at the Orangutan display. They are so comfortable in the display that you will even hear them calling out to each other, which is one of the best sounds I have heard. The sound of them communicating is one of the features I like about Jungle trails.
While you are able to go inside a couple of buildings you will be able to see the animals that are nocturnal or if it is to cold outside you can see the animals that are normally outside in there. Not only that the building is a great place to warm up or cool off some more.
As you progress further into jungle trails you will see even more displays from jungles of the world. Not just one jungle display. You will have some displays that have the animals of South America, and the next one might be from the jungles of Asia.
Overall this is one of the highlights of the Cincinnati Zoo if you get on a trip to Cincinnati. I would highly recommend you stop at the zoo anytime you’re in town. Jungle Trails will be one of the main highlights of your Cincinnati Zoo trip, so be sure to see it while you’re there!