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“Over priced and not so much”

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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I visited this while going back from key west on way to atlanta
firstly , its a residence with no board or logo

secondly we paid 200 bucks for 2 people ........200 $ ?????
thinking that we could play with tiger cubs for few mins but they looked little bit aggressive since they already crossed their baby age to be soft enough for human interaction

and i never like to see birds in cage
since atleast land animals can move here and there even though i wont support cages for them
what abt birds? they can never fly?? its so depressing

I wouldnt recommend this place for anyone

2  Thank nagendra2u
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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for your recent review of our facility. Just to clarify, the package which you purchased was the general tour encounter plus tiger cub photo session, this package does not include interaction or play time with the tiger cub, and for this reason, these cubs were not offered for playtime. We are a facility that takes great pride in the maintenance and care of our animals. We do not bring in tiger cubs solely for guest enjoyment, we offer the animals that we have available at the time, and animals that we are taking care of at our facility, so what you are implying is that we are supposed to have an abundance of tiger cubs available at all times for visitors, which is an absurd and irresponsible thing which we will never practice at our facility. Although we would love for all of our animals to roam “cage-less” at our facility, there are state laws we must abide by and security issues that would present themselves if we had our animals roaming free. We are constantly constructing higher quality enclosures and habitats for our animals when funds are available, and we try to provide the best life possible for our animals with the funds that we receive from the tours, events, and educational shows we offer! Also note that our bird’s enclosures exceed the regulation standards by 5 times! Your payment for your tour has provided more funding and improvement for our animals’ enclosures and their lives at our facility and we thank you for that. We thank you for your input and hope that you can clearly see the dedication we have for these animals and if indeed we had the available funds and additional space, then all of our animals would be in even larger habitats! Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had a private tour, got to touch, feed, hold some animals. It was so nice.. Not like in most zoos, we got close and personal with the animals which made it a special experience especially the 15 minutes of playtime with a young tiger!!! Sigh:: I highly recommend this place if you would like to see exotic animals. The people who work there are also very friendly..

1  Thank Traveler2329
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The tour must be booked and paid in advance and for us it was a bit of a risk we took since we didn't know if it was going to rain or not. It didn't. :-)

We absolutely loved interacting with all the animals, we won't soon forget this experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Lucky we gave ourselves some extra time to get there, since there was a lot of traffic through Miami. However, even though we were there on time, our tour started one hour late.

1  Thank Mirela_S
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the coolest experiences of my life. You get to come so close to each and every animal all while learning about them. We were guided by Ali who was extremely sweet and very knowledgable of all the animals. We learned so much and had the time of our lives, at the end we got to meet Mia the tiger cub. Definitely was a dream come true. You can tell the people at this facility truly care about the animals that stay here. If you love animals, you MUST visit this place.

Thank Natalie V
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This place was unreal. I got to touch and come face to face to the most amazing animals whilst being on a 1on1 tour with jordan who was great!!! There is not place in the world like this place!! 10 out of 10

1  Thank Mattie G
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