These beautiful gardens are whats left of the old Crandon Park Zoo which I believe closed in 1981 when the new Miami Metro Zoo opened down near Homestead/South Miami. Currently the park is full of beautiful flowers and ponds, with lots of wildlife. Some of the old habitats can be seen in my photos. They are currently building a petting zoo on the west side of the gardens over the canal bridge in the back. These were taken in January 2013.