SARASOTA - The jungle gardens have been a staple to the community since 1939 when the grounds were just a botanical garden for the community.

The gardens has grown to nearly 10 acres and offer guests to interact with some of Florida's native species from fishes, reptiles and even the flamingos that have made the gardens famous.

"It is a huge milestone to say we’ve been part of this community for 80 years is a long time, and to be able to say that we are being successful to be able to stay connected with the public and environment here,” said Emily McClure, educator at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. 

The gardens’ is offering 30% off all annual and family passes until November, and will debut a new exhibit called Our Giant Snakes of the World that will be opening later this year.