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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
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Definitely once in a lifetime experience getting to pet baby lions. Went for the 2hour tour. Got to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victor F
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Simply amazing experience

Zoological Wildlife Foundation is such a wonderful experience. My only regret is not remembering to... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
TrvlWishes
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ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 40 exotic species at our facility with many available for interactive activities involving our guests. The five acre zoo houses everything from domestic...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely once in a lifetime experience getting to pet baby lions. Went for the 2hour tour. Got to see some amazing animals closer than any zoo I've been

Thank Victor F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our nearly $400 tour and encounter was canceled BY THE STAFF due to a major lightning storm. They refused to refund my money, stating that I could only be refunded if I cancelled within 48 hours of making the reservation. I DIDN'T CANCEL AT ALL....More

4  Thank fydlstyx
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting ZWF Miami. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience. Due to bad weather, the walking portion of your tour was cancelled. However, you were offered several choices to make up for the inconvenience caused by the weather,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My original review was removed for containing "social commentary" or some such BS! So, I will stick to what I saw personally. When I visited this zoo I was very disheartened to see such tiny enclosures for the animals. I could see sterotypic behaviours from...More

8  Thank Kelly F
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear reviewer, We found it sad to see how you insist on reviewing a visit at ZWF that never occurred. As mentioned in our previous response, your claims are un-founded - because your visit never occurred. You are entitled to your own opinions but they...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Went here because wanted to have the animal encounter, the fee are pretty high for each animal encounter going to paid $105.00 or more. I settle with just the 1 hour tour which was $85.00 per person you can see the animal, tiger, lion, porcupine,...More

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your feedback, We are glad you had god experience at ZWF. Please take into consideration that maintaining such beautiful landscapes, providing vet care for our animals, providing special diets catered to each animals needs, repairing enclosures and expanding old ones...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Zoological Wildlife Foundation is such a wonderful experience. My only regret is not remembering to leave this review sooner. We actually flew to Miami just for this experience. We made a vacation out of it, but ZWF was the reason we chose Miami, so my...More

1  Thank TrvlWishes
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I have to say that the experience was worth the price. I cannot imagine why anyone would complain or give this establishment anything but less than a 5. The place is extremely clean, from the bathroom to the animal enclosures. I have never seen animals...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have always been an avid lover of the BIG cats, and wanted to be able to experience playing with a baby tiger. Well look no more cause this is the place! This small zoo type setting in SW Miami is home to many "baby"...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Best wild animal experience ever!! Amazing guides made the day totally awesome. Chimp experience was once in a lifetime type things. Will definitely be going back!!

Thank cros3md
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time at zoological wildlife. The jaguar and lion cub exhibits were the best! Great facility. Excellent staff. Highly recommend!!

Thank marla007
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband, 2yr old and 1month old visited the ZWF on a recent trip to Miami. It's a bit off the beaten path but for a small zoo it was super worth it. You get up close encounters with endangered animals (including feeding and handling)...More

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aisha s
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Stephanie Y | Reviewed this property |
On their website it talks more specifically about what is included but it’s essentially a collection of all the add-on tours they have at the moment. A lot depends on the animals they currently have, their ages, and their... More
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Kandee R
June 24, 2018|
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Hello,My wife and I visited ZWF in late march 2018 and had the 3 hour tour and with a guide present we were able to handle many of the animals including the white lion cub. We had a great time.
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Jacqueline L
May 27, 2018|
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Response from topherashley | Reviewed this property |
Not during the tour, but at the end they may have a few animals for you to hold. You should call and ask about the day you are seeking.
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