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“A few hours of fun - only a few....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-262-5409
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Ranked #19 of 45 Attractions in Naples
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
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“A few hours of fun - only a few....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a very small zoo, though it has some great hot stops where you can feed the giraffes or ride on a ferry to see the monkey islands - very clean, but my first visit I left disappointed when I hear the word zoo I think ok full day lots of animals...not the case - but I have gone back to this zoo each year we visit naples however we know we will be home for lunch and ready to swim!! Ps bring your own snacks the food bar doesn't have much and what is there looks questionable.

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“Love Collier County Residents FREE Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went to the zoo for the free day in November, while the parking lot was packed, inside the zoo was not too bad. Love the animal shows. My favorite part by far is the monkey boat. Such a great zoo. Thank you for the free day!

Visited November 2012
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“great family day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

very enjoyable day with the kids and grand kids. very clean and well run zoo with lots of demonstrations and exhibits.

Visited February 2012
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Naples, Florida
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“A lovely day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Our family loves the Naples Zoo. It is always a nice time to spend a day here. In the hotter summer months, it is better to go in the early morning hours before it becomes too hot.
The boat ride is awesome and they have a lovely snack area for lunch. Don't miss the big show, they have them every few hours.

Visited August 2012
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“Hidden jewel in Naples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This zoo is well laid out and easy to get around. The morning is the best time to see active animals. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The boat ride to the monkeys on the islands was a treat and well done. Check for Florida residence day and free Saturdays.

Visited November 2012
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