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Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #3 of 365 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 September 5, 2013

We were with our 19 month year old and he LOVED. Take the gameplay with the tiger.
We were with Andrea who was great and took amazing photos!

Thank Rony T
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Fabulous day at the ZWF where our guide (sorry forgotten her name) was very knowledgable on all the animals we were introduced to on our visit. The interaction with the animals is something that should be experienced to appreciate the level of attention to detail required in caring for these animals and giving them an environment as close to natural inhabitat as possible. Our kids loved having interaction with the baby Gibbon as we completed the paperwork (very nice surprise to begin our day) we fed the Camels/Pecan/Monkeys and had full interaction with the baby fox and the highlight was the baby Tiger Cub which our kids have claimed to be the most amazing thing EVER!
I would highly recommend this a s a great family experience as it's very private and the guided tour (which I can't praise high enough) is very informative and professional yet the love for the animals truly evident. A MUST!!!!

Thank TheTipsyGypsy
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Loved the tour and the overall experience! My daughter loved the interactions with the leemar, the baby monkey, the snow leopard cub and the tiger cub! Very nice and knowledgeable staff and she got a chance to feed the snow leopard cub! We had a great time, thanks!

1  Thank Beverly W
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was the most amazing experience. You get to see the animals close up and the staff are so knowledgeable. It is an amazing facility that does an amazing thing is saving and taking care of all of the animals that they do. I would recommend this experience to everyone. Who else can say they've held a baby tiger?!

Thank Paws2468
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Definitely the highlight of the trip!!!! What a fantastic place!! A must do while in Miami. It is not cheap but worthwhile very penny. We decide to go there than to take the children to Seaworld ( I had been there before). It was probably the best decision we made.

The place is immaculate, the animals really well looked after and the staff are all lovely.

1  Thank Sol G
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