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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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Very Interesting Place to visit

You might think it's an expensive ticket to see the animals but it s not a normal zoo. You can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sao Paulo, SP
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A Must Do!

Visited ZWF recently after seeing it on the TV show Big Papi Needs a Job - immediately went and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You might think it's an expensive ticket to see the animals but it s not a normal zoo. You can interact with some rare animals. At first, I was shocked to see the caged animals, but after the tour I could see healthy and unstressed...More

Thank TathyK123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited ZWF recently after seeing it on the TV show Big Papi Needs a Job - immediately went and made our reservations and were not disappointed. We had a private tour and even though our guide was new (only there about a month) he did...More

Thank adrenalinejunkie207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely once in a lifetime experience getting to pet baby lions. Went for the 2hour tour. Got to see some amazing animals closer than any zoo I've been

Thank Victor F
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Our nearly $400 tour and encounter was canceled BY THE STAFF due to a major lightning storm. They refused to refund my money, stating that I could only be refunded if I cancelled within 48 hours of making the reservation. I DIDN'T CANCEL AT ALL....More

7  Thank fydlstyx
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for visiting ZWF Miami. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience. Due to bad weather, the walking portion of your tour was cancelled. However, you were offered several choices to make up for the inconvenience caused by the weather,...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

My original review was removed for containing "social commentary" or some such BS! So, I will stick to what I saw personally. When I visited this zoo I was very disheartened to see such tiny enclosures for the animals. I could see sterotypic behaviours from...More

9  Thank Kelly F
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Dear reviewer, We found it sad to see how you insist on reviewing a visit at ZWF that never occurred. As mentioned in our previous response, your claims are un-founded - because your visit never occurred. You are entitled to your own opinions but they...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Went here because wanted to have the animal encounter, the fee are pretty high for each animal encounter going to paid $105.00 or more. I settle with just the 1 hour tour which was $85.00 per person you can see the animal, tiger, lion, porcupine,...More

1  Thank lalocadr19
Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hello and thank you for your feedback, We are glad you had god experience at ZWF. Please take into consideration that maintaining such beautiful landscapes, providing vet care for our animals, providing special diets catered to each animals needs, repairing enclosures and expanding old ones...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Zoological Wildlife Foundation is such a wonderful experience. My only regret is not remembering to leave this review sooner. We actually flew to Miami just for this experience. We made a vacation out of it, but ZWF was the reason we chose Miami, so my...More

1  Thank TrvlWishes
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I have to say that the experience was worth the price. I cannot imagine why anyone would complain or give this establishment anything but less than a 5. The place is extremely clean, from the bathroom to the animal enclosures. I have never seen animals...More

Thank c0415hernandez
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have always been an avid lover of the BIG cats, and wanted to be able to experience playing with a baby tiger. Well look no more cause this is the place! This small zoo type setting in SW Miami is home to many "baby"...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Best wild animal experience ever!! Amazing guides made the day totally awesome. Chimp experience was once in a lifetime type things. Will definitely be going back!!

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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.