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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
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Close touch with beautiful and rare animals

This was such a magical experience. I’ve been following ZWF’s Instagram account for years and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nassau, New Providence Island
via mobile
Best day ever...pricey but priceless memories!

Our original tour was booked for 9am but we were greeted with a less than friendly and surprised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rockwall, Texas
via mobile
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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...more
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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a magical experience. I’ve been following ZWF’s Instagram account for years and finally got to visit when I was in Florida. Different from other Zoos, animals there seem really happy, they were active, playful with human and among themselves. I also got...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jenniferli23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our original tour was booked for 9am but we were greeted with a less than friendly and surprised worker. Somehow there was a booking issue and our tour guide had been in an accident. They ended up switching our tour with our encounters so this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jillianle23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the Groupon for the Feline Encounter @ $96/person and the description said it included a 1hr guided tour, but when we got there they said we had to pay additional to see the other animals. We felt the ad was extremely misleading and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lucianob96
Reviewed 12 December 2018

What a great place to visit! We booked the 2 hour excursion and had a private tour of all the great animals they have! A shout out to Chris, our tour guide! He was very fun, knowledgeable, and interacted so well with the animals! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maycee_11
Reviewed 11 December 2018

My sister and I with our two grown sons, visited ZWF yesterday to experience a chimp encounter with the amazing Limbani! First, I'd like to say that the location was beautiful and clean and the animals all appeared to be well cared for! The staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sunnysuzy5
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The place is very well kept and the animals seem very well taken care of. You can see animals up close including lagers; tigers, lions etc. however our experience was not up to par with the high cost of the experience. We paid close to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Xiomara B
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your review. Feedbacks are important to us as we strive to better our services constantly. We apologize you felt our registration process was disorganize - it was a busy day and sometimes our office gets overwhelmed. It would...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

this is not my first time going to ZWF, and each time it is a fantastic experience and amazing memories. The tour is great, the lion cub encounter, leopard encounter , capuchin encounter are phenomenal. the only one I was disappointed with was the sloth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Pascale O
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

My friend and I came while we were visiting Miami and had a fantastic time! Annabelle answered all of our questions and was very informative. We got to hear inside stories about the animals. ❤ Mario is an incredible guy and runs a well-maintained facility...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Janna H
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This was the best day in my entire life! I loved every single second of it! The tour was super cool and our tour guide gave us a lot of information on the animals and how they take care of them. The best part was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Nomad55388446627
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Best birthday present ever to have made a trip to ZWF Miami! I saw this chimp - LIMBANI on social media in 2016 and instantly fell in love! I check out his pictures online every morning and think how adorable he is and never thought...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank omegan2016
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aisha s
10 August 2018|
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Response from Stephanie Y | Reviewed this property |
On their website it talks more specifically about what is included but it’s essentially a collection of all the add-on tours they have at the moment. A lot depends on the animals they currently have, their ages, and their... More
Kandee R
25 June 2018|
Response from wcpic3 |
Hello,My wife and I visited ZWF in late march 2018 and had the 3 hour tour and with a guide present we were able to handle many of the animals including the white lion cub. We had a great time.
Jacqueline L
27 May 2018|
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Response from topherashley | Reviewed this property |
Not during the tour, but at the end they may have a few animals for you to hold. You should call and ask about the day you are seeking.