News & Media

Awards & Recognition:
  • Awarded Sarasota Herald Tribune’s 2016 Reader’s Choice – Best Local Children’s Attraction
  • A Top 10 “Must Do” according to Sarasota Visitor Guide
  • Trip Advisor’s 2012 & 2018 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • 2015, 2016 & 2021 Selected “Best of SRQ Local” by SRQ Magazine Readers
  • Visit Florida Partner
  • Visit Sarasota County’s Featured Partner
  • Appeared on many local TV shows including “Animal Outtakes” with Marcia Panuce and ABC7’s “Suncoast View” and SNN’s “Suncoast’s FYI”
  • Recognized in Sarasota Magazine’s 2012 Best Beaches, Shopping, Attractions, Galleries, Dining & More
  • Voted Best according to Sarasota Magazine’s readers 2021.
  • Recognized in Sarasota Magazine’s Reader’s Poll “Best” in 2007, 2008, 2009
    And 2006’s “The FAB 52” an Editor’s Pick of Must Do Activities
  • Received 2011 Sarasota Garden Club Civic Beautification Award for Outstanding Landscaping
Press Releases 2022
Press Releases 2021
Media Admission Policy:

Sarasota Jungle Garden’s is pleased to enable working media to become familiar with the various features we offer. We consider requests for complementary admission on a case-by-case basis based upon the relevancy of each applicant’s news outlet, market and timing. This courtesy is extended to active members of the news media only (reporters, producers, editors, travel writers), not their family members or retired personnel. Please email requests to for consideration. Please note that 72 business hours advance notice is required.

For breaking stories, we welcome reporters onsite and can make staff available for in person, on camera or in studio interviews to provide expert input as needed. As much advance notice possible is greatly appreciated

Questions? Contact us:

Nancy Lavick, Marketing Director
(941) 355-1112 x303

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