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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-262-5409
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Ranked #20 of 78 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight... more » Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. New for 2014: Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Patagonian cavies, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the cheetahs at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, tigers, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature YouTube-favorites: African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch our professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. « less
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Ostfold, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The kids where so happy here, not to much fuz, a little zoo with enough to see for small children, even good education about the animals there. Not miss the live interaction with the animals, so fun to see. It's really hot during the summer months, and no place to cool down, unless the places with shades, so cool down... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

well kept and very interesting-a great variety of animals and will be an entertaining day for the whole family

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went because they had a FOSA. I loved seeing that animal. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they also had a Badger and a Giant anteater. It was nice. The zoo keeper talks were educational. Well kept, health animals in nice enclosures. The gardens were beautiful. I enjoyed the Primate boatride. I would definately return here if I... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The former Jungle Larry's has undergone light-year improvements as the Naples Zoo since I visited it decades ago. This small zoo has many rare species not found in other major zoos (fosa, honey badger, malayan tiger, giant anteater, etc). Unfortunately during my visit in off-season not all were active exhibits due to upgrades/ construction. Also the wait for the boat... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I really loved this zoo because of how tight the experience is. I guess I'm used to the Bronx Zoo where animals are so spread out and the crowds are insane. This zoo had a lot to offer in a smaller space making it perfect for a day trip without it being too much AND feeding a giraffe is awesome!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Based on the map online we assumed the zoo would be a lot bigger than it is, but it's still nice. We're members at our local zoo so we got a discount on our tickets which is nice. The monkey tour was really fun, the guide was knowledgeable and held our attention the entire time. My daughter loved feeding the... More

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not a huge zoo, but the park is beautiful, the animal's enclosures were well planned, spacious and clearly created with the animals and visitors in mind. The many plants and trees are labeled so no need to guess what you're looking at. the entire park experience is educational. Plenty of shaded areas to sit back, relax eat and watch the... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really interesting & beautiful zoo. Fun for the kids but also for adults. The zoo is surrounded and planted with alot of the vegetation-trees that are natural to Florida , so it feels like you are really in the jungle or a botanical garden-- not metal & concrete. It's a small zoo, so you can cover everything & all the... More

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Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Great small zoo, easy to see the animals, lots of kids! Wonderful tropical gardens! Easy to walk around, not a large zoo. Clean friendly staff. Very informative. When in Naples this is a good place to spend a few hours?

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The zoo is located in front of the Coastland Center Mall on Goodlett-Frank Rd. When you turn at the traffic light, the parking will be located on the right hand side of the property. My wife and I went on the first Saturday of August because locals get in free every first Saturday of the month. All you have to... More

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