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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

#5 of 349 things to do in Miami Features Animals
16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Amazing animal encounters!

Pricey but worth it tour of private zoo. We paid extra for a tiger cub session. The cub wasn't... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
San Francisco, California
Up close with the Animals

The different between this and Zoo Miami is that it's a much smaller area to walk and the animals... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Christine R
Miami, Florida
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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: 09:00 - 19:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pricey but worth it tour of private zoo. We paid extra for a tiger cub session. The cub wasn't cooperating so they gave us a few other choices. We went for the sloth and I am so glad we did. It was the dearest things...More

2  Thank frisbee_jr
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The different between this and Zoo Miami is that it's a much smaller area to walk and the animals are right there in front of you. You get super close to them. You can't walk around on your own. You must make a reservation and...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I heard about this foundation through a friend, so I decided to try it on my birthday. My brother and I did the Special Wildlife Encounter and it was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide, Andrea, was fantastic. I would totally recommend her. We got to...More

1  Thank alissa t
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This place is cool but overpriced. We did the general tour. You walk around for about an hour seeing animals as the tour guide tells you a bit about them. Monkeys and otters will reach their hands and tails out to you so you get...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Monkey's and otters grabbed our fingers, we petted a lemur, held an armadillo, saw a tiger, lion and liger all in the general tour. The add on photo 1 on 1 experience was like the whipped cream and cherry on top! We all agree that...More

2  Thank Russellquack
Reviewed 31 December 2016

What an extraordinary experience for any animal lover. I surprised my boyfriend with the general tour/ tiger cub encounter as a Christmas present and it was such a hit. We had the most passionate tour guide named Caroline and her gibbon assistant Chong made the...More

Thank madeleinebolsen
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Superior to any zoo that I've been to in awhile. Got to touch or hold 10+ animals from a toad to a kangaroo. Close up encounter with wolves really topped it off. Most affordable option and highest quality when compared to all other zoos/wildlife sites...More

2  Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I had a great time especially with the tiger cub! Went with friends and a 3 year old and it was fun for everyone. Hailey was our guide and she was awesome! Friendly, informative, and professional. Will definitely recommend to others.

Thank MDinMIA
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. We did the general tour with the tiger cub experience and, though pricey, it was totally worth every dollar spent!!! The tour guides were knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Also, if you feel you didn't get enough time with the animals they...More

1  Thank Lisette C
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A fun visit with the family. We did the General Tour. There are amazing animals that you can interact with even the ones that are in a pen. The guide has one or two of the guests run with a big ball on a string...More

Thank Calivia
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Cheryl B
2 July 2017|
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Response from BIGGFT | Reviewed this property |
The General Wildlife Experience is only included in the Special Wildlife Experience ($700/pp). All other individual tours (Primate/Lion Cub/Owl/Sloth/etc...) do not include the General Wildlife Experience.
12 June 2017|
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Response from Marie L | Reviewed this property |
Usually yeah :) me it was a cute little monkey jumping everywhere so that was fun ahah he just jump on my arms and left ahah
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Response from Maria T | Property representative |
Hi Troy! Public transportation in Miami is not very efficient. We would recommend you take an Uber or Lyft for this special ocassion. Another option would be to rent a car for the day, it might come out to the same amount... More