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“Animal lover's Dream!”

Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #5 of 352 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
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Animal lover's Dream!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We came to visit last week, was heavy rain but this did not matter when we were there - fantastic experience, seeing animals close and holding baby animals, lovely gibbon and lemur. Taken on a tour round to see other animals, all very well cared for. Grand finale was a baby fox, gorgeous playful tiger cub, Dalia and then helping to feed a snow leopard. Loved it all and wished could have stayed there! Marvellous treat for true animal lovers and worth the price for the great memories and photographs of this day.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Cineworld341
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must see for animal lovers”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

The tour was terrific and Andrea was very knowledgable and personable. We had an opportunity to hold and feed Sam, a colorful toucan who is exceptionally friendly and Valentino, a baby Gibbon in a blue diaper! To conclude the tour, we visited with Dalia, a playful Tiger cub. Much more fun than any zoo we've ever been to.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Bruce F
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Champaign, Illinois
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Had a great time”
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!

Visited May 2013
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“Worth every penny must do 100.00 pp package to get it all”
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

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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!

Visited May 2013
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