Miami Metro zoo, Florida

In August 1990, the Asian River Life Experience opened. Then in 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit the zoo, toppling over 5,000 trees and destroying the Wings of Asia aviary, which had been built to withstand winds of up to 120 miles per hour (193 km/h). The 300 birds in the aviary were lost. The zoo, though looking quite different, was reopened on 18 December 1992. By July 1993, many of the animals had been returned to Metrozoo, and 7,000 new trees planted to begin restoring the zoo. The Falcon Batchelor Komodo Dragon Encounter opened in January 1996, followed by Andean Condor (1999), Meerkats (2000), Cuban Crocodiles and Squirrel Monkeys (2001), and Dr. Wilde's World, which is an indoor facility for traveling zoological exhibits.

The new Wings of Asia aviary, housing more than 300 individuals representing 70 species of birds, opened in the spring of 2003.

On July 4, 2010 the zoo was renamed the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens or Zoo Miami, for marketing purposes. This was a part of the zoo's 30th anniversary celebration.

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