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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Amazing

This place is absolutely amazing. The staff are well educated and take their time to talk about the... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
Nurseerika1
via mobile
Not disappointed.

There were many many kind of animals.My child really like this place.Also they have a big food... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2017
Fatit001
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Toronto, Canada
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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 animals and primates to large predatory birds and mammals. Some of our popular selection of exotic zoo animals are Chimpanzees, Gibbon Apes, Sloths, Lemurs, Owls, Snakes, Anteater, Lions Cub, Snow Leopards, Tiger Cubs, Ligers, Black Jaguar, Lynx, Serval 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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“baby tiger” (80 reviews)
“general tour” (72 reviews)
“animal lovers” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. The staff are well educated and take their time to talk about the animals during the tour. The site itself is very well kept and animals enclosures are very clean and roomy. We had an encounter with baby tigers which...More

1  Thank Nurseerika1
Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

We love your headline!!!! Thank you, thank you thank you for your amazing review!!

Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

There were many many kind of animals.My child really like this place.Also they have a big food center and quite clean for food.Don't hesitate to visit there.

Thank Fatit001
Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you and come back again soon!

Reviewed May 15, 2017

We had the time of our lives. Our guide was wonderful. We were the only ones on our tour. After the tour we got to hold an armadillo & little gator, pet an owl, hold monkeys, and the highlight have an interaction with a lion...More

1  Thank blondie16
Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

We are glad you were able to find us!!! Happy to hear you met Max! Isn't he amazing??! Come back soon :)

Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We were so happy to meet the baby chimp Limbani It was my dream since I was a child Everyhing was so easygoing when we booked our visit to ZWF Profesionality and great enviorment around for the Wild life We will go back for sure

Thank Pilar A
Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank for your amazing feedback! We are very happy to hear we were able to make your dream come true. Looking forward to have you with us again!

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time after waiting 7 years to see this beautiful foundation. Staff were great. I was very happy that I got to play and kiss Baby Max. With the General wildlife encounter we got to play with other animals as well. I saw...More

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

We are glad you finally were able to come visit! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed April 30, 2017

Something different in Miami, the wild life to be known via a visit to the zoological wild life , good quantity of animals to be seen, great for kids

2  Thank Carlos I
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for your visit! We hope your kids had an amazing experience. Come back and visit soon. The ZWF Family

Reviewed April 30, 2017

We were greeted by Emily and Breanna at the office and immediately knew this was a wonderful and caring place. It's not a zoo, it's a sanctuary....that's what makes it unique. Our guide, Gabe, was extremely knowledgeable and eager to answer any of our questions....More

4  Thank John V
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place my 3rd time this week and was very disappointed. My first time was 4 years ago with my wife and my then 2.5 year old son. The place was amazing and was well worth $75. My son got to...More

3  Thank skydreamer0521
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Hello, we are very sorry to hear that your latest visit was not as amazing as your previous visits. We will continue to work on enhancing the types of animal interactions. At the time of your visit the available animals were: Bearded Dragon (can be...More

Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Worth every cent. My girlfriend wanted to visit and do the encounter so we both paid and went, I thought it was expensive when booking but it's worth every cent. We had a bit of difficulty finding it at first so leave good time to...More

2  Thank WesUK-USA
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Thank you for sharing your ZWF experience! We are glad you found the tour educational and that you enjoyed your visit. Come back and visit us soon! The ZWF Family :)

Reviewed April 25, 2017

Our family of five spent a wonderful morning at ZWF. One of our youngest sons loves sloths, and although he was too young to do the sloth encounter, our guide made sure that he was able to feed one- made his entire trip! Lots more...More

Thank easjackson
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Thank you for review and for bringing your family to ZWF! We hope you bring your soon back to the sloth encounter when he is of age! The ZWF Family :)

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Cheryl B
July 1, 2017|
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Response from BIGGFT | Reviewed this property |
The General Wildlife Experience is only included in the Special Wildlife Experience ($700/pp). All other individual tours (Primate/Lion Cub/Owl/Sloth/etc...) do not include the General Wildlife Experience.
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scholey78
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Marie L | Reviewed this property |
Usually yeah :) me it was a cute little monkey jumping everywhere so that was fun ahah he just jump on my arms and left ahah
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summertimeblues2015
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Maria T | Property representative |
Hi Troy! Public transportation in Miami is not very efficient. We would recommend you take an Uber or Lyft for this special ocassion. Another option would be to rent a car for the day, it might come out to the same amount... More
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