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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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Address: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102
Phone Number: +1 239-262-5409
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Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and...

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.

Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce 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.

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...but I was a bit distressed to see some animals pacing in a loop which means they are distressed or lack stimulation. Also the anteater had a huge gash on its snout due to a... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

...but I was a bit distressed to see some animals pacing in a loop which means they are distressed or lack stimulation. Also the anteater had a huge gash on its snout due to a scare it took because of some loud noise. A bucket placed outside the cage for people to see the length of her tongue, was I... More 

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Thank Mindful P
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The collection of animals is amazing. The educational lessons are most entertaining and informative. The zoo is small enough to comfortably get around it to see everything. We go several times a year because we love it, the people, and the animals.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited in the afternoon. Was fairly busy but were able to walk about freely and see everything. Not a huge fan of zoos/caged animals but was pleased to see some natural enclosure i.e. islands surrounded by water which you really need to see from the boats (free of charge and queue moves very quickly). All the staff and volunteers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by a nice little zoo. Not pretentious. Animals well cared for. Small size would be quite manageable for young families. Parking close at hand. Easy to navigate. Some interesting animals. A nice afternoon.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Naples for over 20 years and the Naples Zoo just keeps getting better and better! The animals are simply amazing and viewing is great. Feed the giraffes; view the panther and tigers; watch the monkeys play; see the alligators sun; or simply just enjoy the beautiful little gem that the Naples Zoo has maintained. I have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here with our children on an overcast day. Nice smaller zoo. Most, if not all the animals were out. My son is not a fan of boats, so we didn't see the monkeys. Overall, not a bad experience, although the price was a little high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Naples Zoo staff is very helpful and friendly. It appears very clean throughout the zoo. Although, it's not a large zoo there are several nice exhibits. I suggest the primate boat tour. It's a nice way to see the primates and learn a little about the species. It's a very family friendly activity. However, it seems like most animal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Naples, Florida, be sure to visit the zoo. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. The admission is reasonable, and the zoo itself is delightful: perfect for the family. They have lions, tigers, alligators, monkeys, and a boat excursion tour. Don't miss feeding the giraffes and taking a ride on a camel. Also I'd recommend your taking in... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been with our kids many times, although we get through the exhibit areas and boat ride pretty quickly, leaving us feeling like we wish there was more to do. We brought friends who were from Rhode Island with their children, and they were not very impressed with the size of the zoo or the exhibits. Maybe they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What stands out about the Naples Zoo is that most of the animals look as if they are in their natural habitats. It isn't a bunch of animals in cages, instead it looks as if the animals are in the jungle or other remote regions. If you're going look for coupons online or in the local newspaper, as they're readily... More 

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