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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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Owner description: Zoological Wildlife Foundation has the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry dozens 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. Contact us for more information or to arrange a private custom tour.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place was hard to find but when we did, we had such a great time! We got checked in and then was introduced to our guide Janessa. She was very nice, knowledgeable, funny and we loved her relationship with the animals. She took us around and we got to feed many of them. She did set us up pretty... More

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

Dear Trip Advisor contributor, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear your visit with us went well and that you even had the chance to get your family Christmas card photo! We are sure it will be a nice one! We are sorry you were a little disappointed with your cub encounter - we are not... More

Fort Dodge, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is a diamond in the rough. Absolute one of a kind experience, if you're in the area, do it! I did the full tour with the tiger cub experience and the monkey experience. The guide was super knowledgeable & it was all hands on. You literally get to feed and play with most of all the animals.

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

Dear J F, Thank you for your recent review and rating us as the #1 thing to do near miami! We appreciate tremendously! Hope to see you soon! More

New Windsor, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I visited the Zoological Wildlife Foundation not knowing what to expect. We are real "animal" people and will try to find any opportunity to interact with animals in any safe and healthy environment. This place was that and even more! Our tour consisted of us and another couple Tamara and Eric from the Netherlands, and led by... More

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

Dear Senior Reviewer, From one animal lover to another, we thank you so much for your recent review. Your review is delightful to read. It also gives us great pride in our work: It reminds us that our hard work and dedication does not go un-noticed. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a detailed and descriptive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was by far the best experience of our south Florida trip. Our guide, Jordan, had excellent knowledge of all animals staying at their place and we loved listening to him. Everybody at this spot is really caring about their lovely animals which look very healthy. If you are ever nearby you should absolutely visit the ZWF. However, you should... More

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

Dear R.D, Thank you for your recent review. Jordan and the rest of our team thank you for you kind words and acute description & observation of our Zoo! We are so glad to hear you'll visit us again! Warmest regards. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I have been to quite a few zoos, some private and some commercially run. However I must say, the Zoo Wildlife foundation offers something no other place I have ever seen before does. From the up close interaction with some of the most exotic animals you will ever see in south Florida to the wonderfully run tour (which was run... More

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

Dear J.M.B, It's a pleasure to read your review and see you had 'one of the most amazing experience ever' with us! ZWF Miami is a special place and we are delighted you felt it! We'll share with Breanna your recommendations! Thank you and we hope to have you back with us soon. More

Tranby
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Staying in Brickell in Miami it took me almost an hour to drive to ZWF, but it was completely worth it. ZWF is in a somewhat secluded place, so don't get confused even though you have to drive a short stretch on dirt roads. ZWF is not a traditional zoo (which is good), so when you get there you need... More

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

Dear senior contributor, Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendations! The 3h special wildlife tour is indeed an unique experience. It plunges you in an amazing world for a good part of the day. We are so glad you had the opportunity to experience it! We thank you for taking the time to describe your visit and share your... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fantastic visit. Guide was amazing ( Janice ) and we had a great time. Our 12yr old love it. Animals look extremely well cared for. We did the visit, feline and ape encounters and it was worth every penny. We will be back and I highly recommend this facility.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos with the TA community! We are so glad your family outing went well and that you are eager to visit us again. Make sure to let us know you were here before on your next visit! We always offer discounts for repeat customers! More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you are in Miami and you love animals (all sorts of them) you HAVE to plan a trip to ZWF. I surprised my boyfriend with the general tour + tiger cub encounter package and it was honestly one of the most amazing experiences either of us had ever had. For one, it's the closest any "civilian" could get to... More

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you so much for your kind words and thorough review of your experience with us. This is exactly what we want everyone of our guests to experience when they come to the Zoo: A close and intimate interaction with all our animals. Thank you a again for taking the time to write your review. We hope to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is amazing. Janisse was are tour guide. She is so sweet and friendly. All the stories she told us and you can see the passion she has for the animals. We got a kiss from a camel, hold a baby alligator, played with a big owl, played with a baby ant eater. Saw tigers eating. this was an... More

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

Dear contributor, Thank you for you recent review! We are so happy you had an 'amazing' time with us! You mention getting a kiss from our camel, what about getting a kiss from amber, our ant-eater? She loves giving them to :) Hope to have you back with us soon! More

Herning, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My sister and I were extremely happy with the general tour and the tiger cub meeting. Our guide Ally was knowledgeable and fun and the place looked amazing. As the tour progressed, we got closer and closer to the animals. We especially enjoyed the baby ant eater, the gibbon and of course the tiger cub! Our tour was suppose to... More

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your experience at ZWF Miami with the rest of the TA community. We heard about your affair with our ant-eater! It's all good- even though she misses you! :) Come back soon! Great photos by the way...Tks for sharing. More

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