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“Animals Galore!”

Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #6 of 354 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I based our Florida vacation around the Zoological Wildlife Foundation. I am a huge animal lover and started exploring different places to go on vacation that would include animals. I found the Zoological Wildlife Foundation through Tripadvisor and decided to head to Florida!

The foundation itself is in a funny area it looks like a house from the outside. But once you enter through the gates it is like a zoo!! Allie our tour guide met us right when we entered with a cute little Gibbon wrapped around her neck. We filled out some paperwork and after that began our tour. First we got to hold the Gibbon. What I loved most about this tour is that you could take as many pictures as you wanted. The Gibbon was so sweet and we took a ton of pictures with it. Next we moved on to the goats, where my boyfriend actually got to pick one up. Then we got to feed a toucan blueberries! It was awesome being up close to it. From there we met a Sloth up close and personal and fed some Camels. We saw all the beautiful Tigers and Monkeys it was so much fun!! We ended the tour with Allie bringing us in a baby fox to hold. She was so precious :)

My absolute most favorite part was our ten minute play session with both a baby Tiger and Jaguar. Let me just say that the money is way worth it! We paid extra for this feature and if you are an animal lover I would definitely take advantage of it. Allie took a million pictures of us with the animals and they are memories that will last a lifetime.

I highly suggest this tour if you love animals and you want to get up close and personal with them!! :)

3  Thank Caitlin N
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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.

1  Thank Cineworld341
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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.

1  Thank Bruce F
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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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