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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

Features Animals
16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Worth the price for the personalized service

Booked only the basic tour, but property was uncrowded. We got very personalized service and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Greatest zooexperience ever! Good conditions for the animals and very nice people. We actually got... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Silje W
Oslo, Norway
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked only the basic tour, but property was uncrowded. We got very personalized service and one-on-one encounters, without booking anything beyond the basic tour. Go! And stop at the "Cuban Pizza" truck a half mile up Rte 997 on your way out.

Thank S G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Greatest zooexperience ever! Good conditions for the animals and very nice people. We actually got a drop-in! A bit expensive, but so worth it when you realise that all the money goes strictly to the animals and their wellbeing. Thank you for an extraordinary hour...More

Thank Silje W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, shout out to Ashlynn. She was amazing. You can tell every member of the staff has a personal connection with the animals. We had a 2:00 primate experience and there was a big group ahead of us, so they called and asked us if...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my children to visit the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and needless to say they are thieves! They wanted to charge me $870.00 for the tour with a (5) minute lion encounter. I was not happy but I needed to please the kids so I...More

7  Thank fabiolasofia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the general tour and we were certainly not disappointed. Our great guide provided a very informative tour around the facility and plenty of opportunities to get close to and feed various animals. At the end of the tour we had the opportunity to interact...More

1  Thank Mand789
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I joined the Miami Zoo because I love it. I viisit the animals that I have adopted, and cherish my visits.

Thank whataplaceX
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I wanted to give 4.5/5 stars because of the price, but overall this wildlife sanctuary is very good and does deserve 5 stars. $85 per person gets you a 1 hour tour of the grounds and their excellent collection of exotic animals as well as...More

1  Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 21 October 2017

After two years I made an encore visit to the ZWF with daughter number 2 in tow. Being the premier cat fan in the family it was no surprise that she was over the moon after her play session with Sarabi the tiger cub. A...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have visited many zoos in the world and this is most unusual. Seeing the animals in the same environment as Africa and how they cope is a definite reminder to us to manage the environment. They are a gifted institution and they maintain the...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It was awesome once in a lifetime experience. The guides was just awesome and very knowledgable and passionate about their work.. Is very pricey but is all worth it and the amount of time they put in the work and care for these animal..

1  Thank Oswaldo M
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15 December 2017|
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Response from ADRIENNE C | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what they do in Missouri!! I am in Miami!
28 November 2017|
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Response from EAHi | Reviewed this property |
They have an indoor and outdoor seating/waiting area. The staff is extraordinary and friendly, ask and explain to them your situation. I'm sure they would accommodate your mother while your on your tour.
14 October 2017|
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Response from ADRIENNE C | Reviewed this property |
The United States allowed many animals to be adopted as small pets. Therefore, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale have sanctuaries for animal rescue. They grew too large and not playful and surrendered to these rescue properties... More