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Address: 16225 Sw 172nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33187
Phone Number: +1 305-969-3696
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Description: ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters...
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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Best Animal Encounter Ever!

We did the basic tour and grizzly bear cub encounter. People are amazed at the video and pictures. Our guide brought a baby monkey along we passed around during the tour. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Clackamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We did the basic tour and grizzly bear cub encounter. People are amazed at the video and pictures. Our guide brought a baby monkey along we passed around during the tour. He was adorabale, it was so fun to hold a such a sweet little animal. When he had enough of the strange humans he went back to his keeper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Enough people have already raved about how fantastic this place is so I just wanted to write and say thank you to Jason who was our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and relaxed around all the animals, he took our trip from good to exceptional. Should you get the chance to go, if you have Jason as your guide (he works... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a truly enjoyable experience. I booked a General Encounter and added an Amur Leopard Encounter as we were celebrating my boyfriend's 30th birthday. The staff was friendly, personable and knowledgable. They have a beautiful selection of animals it shows that they truly do care about them. Not only did our guide know the personalities of each one, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

My sister and I loved this place. Our tour guide Alli was amazing, well informed and super enthusiastic. she seemed really bonded with the animals and you could tell she cares about them. Originally we thought it was a bit pricey, but this experience was priceless! We got so much interaction time with so many different animals from all over... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The staff was welcoming and well informed. The place is beautiful and the enclosures are well done. I had a magical time there, I felt like a child experiencing something wonderful for the first time, not that common at my age.

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travelchick84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place is a bit out of the way, but it is well worth it. My husband has always wanted to pet a sloth, and this place is one of few places that allows it. We went on the general tour and added the sloth experience. We were able to encounter a few animals before the sloth portion as well,... More 

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

The sloth encounter is indeed an experience of a lifetime! We are so happy you had a chance to experience it. Thank you also for the amazing review! One comment: When you book an encounter, it automatically includes the general tour (aka: General Wildlife Encounter). Please come back and visit us soon! More 

Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a wonderful experience my husband and I had at this attraction. Carolena, our guide, was professional, knowledgeable and made our experience seem personalized. The animals all seem very well cared for and we learned quite a lot. Being able to get so close and have a hands on experience with monkeys, owls, snakes, camels, tigers, a wolf, etc. in... More 

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

What a wonderful review- thank you so much for these kinds words! We are delighted you had an unforgettable experience us. By the way, we would love to see your photos. If you have a chance, please share them with the TA community. Have a safe trip back! More 

Edison, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our tour guide was amazing/professional, very knowledgeable. We had a great time feeding monkey's, petting a tiger cub, Wolf!!! , baby alligator, Owl, Burmese python. Worth the $ spent.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us! We are happy to see you had an amazing experience with all our animals friends. Just wondering though why we did not get 5 stars :) Hope to see you soon! More 

Long Island, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was vacationing in Florida with my family for the week and we made a special 2 hour drive to Miami just to visit ZWF. The tour was great and we were able to learn about many different animals, as well as hold and interact with several animals at the end of the tour. My only comment about the tour... More 

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

Dear reviewer, We are sorry to read about your disappointment but are very glad to hear that everything got resolved. We would like to thank you so much for your feedback as we take our guests' experience at ZWF very seriously. On behalf of all our team at ZWF Miami, we wish you a great return to your home town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the WE and grizzly bear encounter very much. It was not too expensive, it's a very Special experience which we Will Never forget.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for the kinds words and great review - Eva is very special - we are so happy to read you had an beautiful encounter with her. Have a safe trip back! More 

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