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“Amazing place for animal's lover like me...” 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 #8 of 264 Activities 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. 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.
Miami, Florida
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“Amazing place for animal's lover like me...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We went for friend recommendation and to play with the baby Jaguar... The place is small but is so pretty and they have so much to see... First our tour guy was Jordan, he take us to see and play whit the baby Gibbons and Lemurs, latter on we went to feed blueberries to the Sam the tucan, the farm animals and the tour by the cages of the tigers, lions, jaguars, monkeys, etc... And the grand end of the day was playing with Nochi the 6 month old black jaguar, was Amazing!!!!
I want to stay there forever!!! I think we are going back to play whit others animals...

Visited June 2013
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rutherford nj
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“It really is worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

As per the other reviews ,I went here. Did the "cheapest" tour at $70 per head- a 1 hour personal tour where you see and get to pet some animals. Kayla did an excellent job as our tour guide. We went at 3PM and were surprised by the amount of traffic AND time it took to get from the Marriott on Biscayne -it took AT LEAST 40 minutes-so give yourself time!!! IT didnt help that our Garmin GPS "took us in the back way" (we were told) .It is out in the middle of no-where!!! It's hard to believe this rural area still has a Miami address!! We drove through heavily potholed dirt-like roads (really) to get here!!!! LOL We are from NJ ,so we arent used to giant pot holes filled with water-it was like an African safari to get there the last 3 miles!!! We beat the heck out of our white Chrysler 200 rental-it was covered on mud and dried water when we returned to civilization...So anyway-if you like critters and want to pet them and get awesome photos-go here.Their website and the other reviews will tell you what animals...Some of the tours are like $500 if you want personal time with a tiger !! Haha I didnt need that expense/risk....So check it out -it's worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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“Animals Galore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I based our Florida vacation around the Zoological Wildlife Foundation. I am a huge animal lover and started exploring different places to go on vacation that would include animals. I found the Zoological Wildlife Foundation through Tripadvisor and decided to head to Florida!

The foundation itself is in a funny area it looks like a house from the outside. But once you enter through the gates it is like a zoo!! Allie our tour guide met us right when we entered with a cute little Gibbon wrapped around her neck. We filled out some paperwork and after that began our tour. First we got to hold the Gibbon. What I loved most about this tour is that you could take as many pictures as you wanted. The Gibbon was so sweet and we took a ton of pictures with it. Next we moved on to the goats, where my boyfriend actually got to pick one up. Then we got to feed a toucan blueberries! It was awesome being up close to it. From there we met a Sloth up close and personal and fed some Camels. We saw all the beautiful Tigers and Monkeys it was so much fun!! We ended the tour with Allie bringing us in a baby fox to hold. She was so precious :)

My absolute most favorite part was our ten minute play session with both a baby Tiger and Jaguar. Let me just say that the money is way worth it! We paid extra for this feature and if you are an animal lover I would definitely take advantage of it. Allie took a million pictures of us with the animals and they are memories that will last a lifetime.

I highly suggest this tour if you love animals and you want to get up close and personal with them!! :)

Visited June 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Animal lover's Dream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We came to visit last week, was heavy rain but this did not matter when we were there - fantastic experience, seeing animals close and holding baby animals, lovely gibbon and lemur. Taken on a tour round to see other animals, all very well cared for. Grand finale was a baby fox, gorgeous playful tiger cub, Dalia and then helping to feed a snow leopard. Loved it all and wished could have stayed there! Marvellous treat for true animal lovers and worth the price for the great memories and photographs of this day.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Must see for animal lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The tour was terrific and Andrea was very knowledgable and personable. We had an opportunity to hold and feed Sam, a colorful toucan who is exceptionally friendly and Valentino, a baby Gibbon in a blue diaper! To conclude the tour, we visited with Dalia, a playful Tiger cub. Much more fun than any zoo we've ever been to.

Visited May 2013
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