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“Fabulous Experience”

Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #5 of 344 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Gibbon Apes, Sloths, Lemurs, Owls, snakes, Anteater, Lions, Snow Leopards, Tigers, 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Fabulous Experience”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Although not cheap but if you love animals, a big kid at heart and wanting to do something interesting in Miami, then I highly recommend a visit to the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami. Its a bit of a drive to get out there but for us well worth the trip - ideally would recommend that you have your own car but we got there by taxi.

Our guide was Andrea who was excellent. She was generous with her time and it was great to see her love for the animals while she educated us about them. Thanks for a great day Andrea we really appreciated it and it was our highlight of our trip to Miami!

Jenny and Darren

Visited March 2013
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“Had a great day!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We really had a great day! The staff was really nice and explained everything about each animal. We did a lot of encounters and that was really good.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mind blowing.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The most intense place you could ever imagine being.. The kindness of all the staff and the healthy animals and clean cages! You won't find anything like this for the price, the hands on interactions with these animals is phenomenal!! The work, time and energy involved in this place is more than you could ever imagine... You get what you pay for, and it's way worth it and one of those memories that will stay with you for life..
Clean, healthy, fat happy animals.
And amazing people that do it for the love of the animals!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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“Pricey, but worth it!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We visited with another couple and loved it there. Our guide was great, she was very knowledgable and answered all our questions patiently. We were able to hold a lemur and play with a baby anteater. I have yet to go to a zoo where you get to be that close and interact with an animal like that. Plus you get a private tour!

It was expensive (I think we paid $70/each) and that unfortuantely did not include playing with the tiger. That was an extra $60/each and we decided it was too much for what we wanted to spend.

Very unique place and animal lovers will adore this place. Off the beaten path and a lot of the vendors in the area don't speak English, so bring a GPS if you are unsure of the area.

Visited January 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

You cant have this experience in many places. Beautiful animals and friendly fun staff. Thanks guys :-)

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