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“A great day for a great price”

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Ranked #9 of 124 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce YouTube-favorites: African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch our professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great day for a great price”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was one of the best zoo's for the money the animals were all on show so took some great picture
Not many places were you can feed the giraffes by hand a great experience
Staff were knowledgable and very polite
Great day out

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Carolyn M
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Lakeland, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit!”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this zoo. Boat ride to see the monkeys was fun. Guide knowledgeable and entertaining. Paths are well marked and easy to follow. Animals are well taken care of. Really get to see them close up. Took some amazing photos too!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank floridakatzmom
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2013

It's such a super cute zoo and a great way to get out of the sun and do something fun! I think any kids would love this. There is a variety of animals and shows throughout the day here!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Nicole S
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Zoo Closeup”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Yesterday my wife and I, who are both in our seventies (from Virginia) visited the Naples, Florida Zoo and were so impressed by the beautiful zoo environment, the staff and the topnotch care invested in the safe and healthy well-being of the animals. This may be a smaller zoo than one finds in cities, but you'd go a long way trying to find one designed with such care. Originally developed as a botanical garden the place is about as well-planned and laid out as a zoological garden could possibly be. We 'walked the entire zoo in three hours - on pathways that were level and easy to negotiate. The animals - 8 giraffes, 2 lions, 2 Malaysian tigers, parrots, alligators snakes, cheetah, leopards, etc. are housed in good-sized enclosures that suit their environments and provide good close-up viewing. The truly unique thing about the Naples Zoo is the large number of zookeepers and guides that seem to be everywhere at all times. How often can you look at zoo animals, turn around and have a lengthy conversation with the very staff-member who cares for them. These are not mere 'zoo employees' but educated, experienced and caring animal specialists who seem to be able to answer any and all questions. While there are no rhinos, elephants, sea lions, penguins, gorillas or hippos there are certainly enough 'wild' animals here to provide a great visit for everyone. Additionally, thee admission price (you may consider it a bit high at $20. until you see how beautifully maintained this zoo is) includes all of the shows and presentations - snakes brought out into a pen to be viewed during a great talk, tigers, the feeding of 17 alligators close-up, etc.) The zoo has well-placed refreshment stands, picnic areas and a terrific gift shop. We have visited zoos in so many cities - big, medium and small....and this is a wonderful zoo. Oops, I forgot toe mention the boat ride past little islands upon which live a variety of monkeys. Bravo Naples Zoo!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Jerome M
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Zoo! Up Close and Personal!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is one of the best zoos. All the animals were up close and personal. I felt like I could touch the Lion and Tigers, there were so close. It was a bit small, but they have the best and interesting animals. I would suggest you visit the animals during their feeding times, you can get great pictures and videos of them eating food out of the trainer's hands. The Monkeys and Apes are fun and loud. Take the boat tour of them, you will love it. Giraffes are GREAT!! You can feed them lettuce, how cool is that!!! All the staff is ready to discuss the animals and answer ALL your questions, even the crazy ones!!
Small zoo and only takes a few hours but well worth it.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank ShawnitaM
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