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“Amazing place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zoological Wildlife Foundation

Zoological Wildlife Foundation
16225 SW 172nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33187
+1 305-969-3696
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Ranked #2 of 215 things to do in Miami
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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. GPS tends to send our travelers via a dirt road. Take the FLORIDA TURNPIKE and EXIT on Eureka Drive, 184th Street headed WEST Make a RIGHT on Eureka Drive and head down to Krome Avenue, 177th Avenue Make a RIGHT heading North to 160th Street Make a RIGHT heading East for half mile to 172nd Avenue Make a RIGHT on 172nd Avenue We are on the left side about a half block down
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“Amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We did the general encounter yesterday, and it was the most fun I've had in a while. We were a little late, but Carolina, our guide, was so kind and accommodating that she still did the full tour with us, and even kept going for another half hour! The animals that they brought us were very friendly, and their habitats were very well kept. It is obvious that the staff really loves the animals, and wanted to teach us about them. The most unique part of the tour was when we went into the cappuchin monkey cage after they had had their treats. It was absolute mayhem, and the monkeys were jumping all over the cage and us and tugging our clothes, hair, etc. but we were in hysterics the whole time. All in all, an awesome place. I'll definitely go again if I get back to Miami.

Visited March 2013
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“A unique animal encounter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Zoological Wildlife Foundation is a unique animal experience in the Miami area. The staff makes you fell at home and they're very knowledgable with the animals during the tour. They have a large variety of animals that are available for personal interaction. The animal enclosures are spotless. This is definitely a place for the animal lover that wants to have a personal experience with animals.

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“Gem in hiding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This outing was expensive but worth it...where else can you hold baby gibbons and wolves and play with a baby ant eater and run around with a tiger cub? My children have been to alot of animal parks but this has been the best. The property is small but there is a good variety of animals and the interactions are amazing. The tours are by reservation only and you are guided only with your family or group...just another feature that makes this park special. The location is out of the way and gated so you can only get in after you let them know who you are at the gate. This is an impressive facility with knowledgeable, kind and obviously loving staff. The animals are loved and well care for.

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“Amazing hands on experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

What an experience! We went with 4 adults and were as giddy as children while interacting with the Capuchin monkeys, baby tiger and other exotic animals. This place is so well run and the care that the animals receive is top notch! The staff was very knowledgeable and the respect that they have for the animals was evident...with the animals showing love and contentment to all who came into contact with them. I would definitely recommend a visit to this remarkable sanctuary!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Freidadarling
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“Most amazing wildlife experience you can have”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

To my wife and I this place was better than a safari, you can actually hold some of the baby animals. The place is amazing and the amount of animals they have saved is amazing. Though the price is steep, it is well worth it. I would highly recommend booking a tour if you are an animal lover. This place is one of a kind.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank mwierzbins
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