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Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #6 of 359 things to do in Miami
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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 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Loved almost every part of it. The staff was very kind and knowledgeable. The tour was fun and educational. We chose to have the tiger pup encounter which was very special. Overall an amazing attraction and the reviews don't lie. It's a once in a lifetime event. One tiny disappointment was it said you get to feed a anteater but we were told they sleep during the day and you can't feed them. Otherwise a perfect visit!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Was the best experience I have every had. Adriana was a great tour guide and meeting the Siberian cub was awesome to touch and see. Would def recommend this to anyone that has the money

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was a great private tour of a small wildlife facility south of Miami - Andrea was our excellent guide and we got to hold a couple of sweet monkeys and play with a 7 week old tiger cub. If you love animals, this is a great tour. The animals are obviously loved and cared for very well - I have never seen so many tigers sleeping in the open on their backs! The toucan was fun - I had no idea they loved to have their beaks rubbed, this one would close his eyes and snuggle, too. My husbands goatee was of particular interest to the toucan..... Very educational and one of the best hours we spent in Florida!

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you love animals, you'll love this place. A bit of a drive from downtown Miami, but it was well worth the visit. One of the highlights of our trip. It's very well kept facility which allows for up-close interaction with the animals. The tour guides were very helpful and polite too.

2  Thank ibromurph
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This place is beyond words...the best I can come up with is absolutely amazing! As an animal lover I would highly, highly recommend going here! The tours last about an hour but the memories you'll take home will be forever! The tour started with being able to hold Hannah a baby gibbon followed by two pata monkeys named Taj and Mahal who were beyond adorable!We stopped at the toucan and was able to hold and feed him blueberries. The tour continued through the grounds stopping and visiting various animals from goats to camels, to types of monkeys, to ligers, to tigers, to lions, to alligators and so much more! We paid a little extra to play with the two baby tiger cubs they had. Tigers are my favorite animal of all time and being able to interact and hold them was a dream come true!! Besides marrying my husband this was the best day of my life! Thank you so much to both our guide and the owners who not only take in all these magnificent creatures but take such amazing care of them too!

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