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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

Address: 16225 Sw 172nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33187
Phone Number: +1 305-969-3696
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Ranked #7 of 264 Activities in Miami
Owner description: ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 20 of...
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Owner description: ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 20 of exotic species at our facility with many available for interactive activities involving our guests. The five acre zoo houses everything from domestic animals and primates to large predatory birds and mammals. Some of our popular selection of exotic zoo animals are Gibbon Apes, Sloths, Lemurs, owls, snakes, Anteater, Lions, Snow Leopards, and mischievous Capuchin monkeys - like those used in many movies. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation offers intimate tours and private encounters by appointment. Contact us to schedule a special tour with our exotic animals! It's an experience you will never forget. Tours must be prepaid and booked in advance in order to guarantee your desired date and time. DIRECTIONS: Please use these directions. The GPS sends travelers via a dirt road. COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take Turnpike Heading South Exit: Eureka Drive - 184 street Make a right turn heading west until Krome Avenue (177 ave) Make a right heading North to 160 street. Make a right heading East for half mile to 172 ave. Make a right. We are on the left side about a half block down.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a surprise. I did not know what to expect but this was worth the cost. Our tour guide was friendly and well knowledgeable. I did not know we would be able to pet a few animals at the end... Had a great time and learned some things

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to read that your were happily surprised with your tour and learned a lot of things about our animal friends! Thank you for you great review. Please come back and visit us soon! More 

Destin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was a fantastic trip. Worth the money. It was the best zoo I have ever been. Must visit place, you won't be disappointed.

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for you visit & recommendation! Please come back and visit soon: We always offer great discount for return visitors & Florida residents! Hope to see yo soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The long drive was worth it...this place was amazing! My partner and I had the best day seeing all the animals up close and taking photos with them. The gazebo petting and photo area was awesome as you're allowed to touch all of the animals - some of which Ive never seen before at any other zoo. Our tour guide... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, We thank you for your recommendation but also for you kind donation to our foundation! It is thanks to people like you that we are able to provide a better place & care for all our animal friends! All our animals are indeed like our children- they get all our love and attention. We are glad you noticed!... More 

Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Where else you can pet small tiger and leopard? Adults are happy, kids are happy, owners of the place are also happy i guess - people are coming and paying big money for this.

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear Contributor, Well, we are very happy indeed to read your family had a great time! Thank you for the recommendation and helping us improve ZWF and the lives of all our animal friends by visiting us! Please come back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide Andrea (hope I got it right) was outstanding! She was very knowledgable and personable. The tour was even more amazing! If that's possible. We got to handle all kinds of animals including a monkey, owl and turtles. The main office has an iguana that we got to hold and watch it change colors. We signed up for... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

No, thank you for the amazing recommendation! And yes, your tour guide was Andrea! She will be very pleased to read your great review. Please share your photos with the TA community when you get a chance! Have a safe trip back and make sure to come visit us next time you are back in Miami! More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went this weekend with my boyfriend and did the general tour as well as the amur leopard encounter. I have to say this place is amazing. Our tour guide Andrea was fantastic. Our tour had a group of little girls for a birthday party and she was very patient with them and did a great job engaging them. The... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

How amazing was it to play with Vladimir!!?? Isn't he the best! On behalf of all our team at ZWF, we thank you for your amazing review! Thank you also for encouraging TA members to donate to ZWF: We need all the help to be able to keep on building great enclosures for all our animals friends! Please come back... More 

Memphis, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the best zoos I ever seen. The ZWF's difference is the presentation of the animals by the handlers. They obviously care deeply for the animals and you get to see the animals through their eyes as well as your own. Our guide Victoria was knowlegable about the animals and a joy to be around. The animals also respond... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear Senior Reviewer, Thank you for labeling us "one for the best ZOO" you have seen! It means a lot to us and we thank you immensely. As you mentioned, what sets us apart (besides the love, dedication and caring given to our animal friends on a daily basis) is the up close and personal encounters we are able to... More 

Torrance, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a tour on at 1pm check it went great tour guide was awesome. The people in my tour absolutely horrible. I have never seen such ignorant and obnoxious people in my life. Had a family with us on the to and 1 guy stood out like a huge ignorant guy. Every monkey cage we would come to he would... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear review, We are sorry to hear you had to endure dealing with ignorant guests during your tour. Unfortunately, these are factors we can't control but luckily enough they are rare. We are glad though this did not impede on your your enjoyment & experience with us! On the other hand, we can make it up to you when you... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

this was a great find as a mother with a low vision teenager ( 16) . to be upclose and personal was a great opportunity. Most often the zoo has not been a big win for him as his vision is limited - no peripheral and distance about a foot in front of him. to find something .. any teen... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Dear contributor, We hope your son's encounter with our animal friends was as pleasant as it was therapeutical. Animals and teenager often create an amazing synergy. Thank you for the great review. Come back and visit us soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Brianna our tour guide was informative, knowledgable and engaging. This was the highlight of my Miami trip and is truly a must see for people of all ages. The work that the foundation is doing is important and incredible, the animals seem happy and well taken care of. I can't wait to go back!

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Drear reviewer, Thank you for the kind words and amazing recommendations! We pleased to hear that your visit to ZWF was the highlight of your Miami trip! We are looking forward to have you back with us soon! More 

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