MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jungle Island today announced that Iconic Attractions Group will assume management responsibility for the park. The announcement coincides with Jungle Island’s 10th anniversary in the heart of Miami.
Jungle Island’s owner, Bern Levine DVM, made the decision to bring in a team that could best carry out his original vision for the park and take Jungle Island into the future.
At the helm of Iconic Attractions group is John Dunlap. Dunlap will take on the title of President of Jungle Island.
Prior to joining Jungle Island, Dunlap was Director of the San Diego Zoo, one of the most renowned zoological attractions in the world. Dunlap also brings numerous years of customer service experience from his tenure at Starwood Hotels and Resorts and is best known for his skills in operations and ability to create strategies that improve processes and enhance the guest experience.
As the new President of Jungle Island, Dunlap will be responsible for all aspects of the park’s operations and will oversee daily administration of all departments, helping to chart the course for the park’s promising future.
Dunlap envisions a new era for Jungle Island that will solidify the park as one of Miami’s “must see and must do” iconic attractions. “Jungle Island is part of the fiber of the dynamic city that is Miami. The park’s intimate setting and up-close interactions with the animals are what sets it apart from the rest. I believe that there is a tremendous opportunity for Jungle Island to continue to grow and further become one of the premiere attractions in the world,” says Dunlap.
Jungle Island has been a tradition in South Florida for more than 75 years. The move to the park’s current location in 2003 has facilitated the growth and evolution of Jungle Island. The multi-faceted 18-acre facility is home to some of the world’s most amazing animals and its unique landscape creates an oasis within the heart of the city. For decades, Jungle Island has been instrumental in bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to Miami from the US and around the world.
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About Jungle Island
Jungle Island is located in the heart of the city, between downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon the rich tradition Parrot Jungle began in 1936, today’s Jungle Island is home to the world's most incredible animals, including rare white tigers and a white lion; Mama Cass, the only tame Cassowary on the planet; the liger, who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the World’s Largest Cat; and Peanut and Pumpkin, only the third set of Orangutan twins to be born in captivity. Guests participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals, marvel at the engaging animal shows and presentations, and are amazed by the park's breathtaking landscapes and vistas. Guests can also go behind the scenes on Jungle Island with an exclusive VIP Safari Tour. For additional information, please visit jungleisland.com.