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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
+1 305-969-3696
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Memories I'll never forget!

This place is not your typical Zoo. Yes it's pricey but I believe you pay for what you get. The... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Carlos M
via mobile
Great visit, very hands-on

I took 3 of my kids and they all really had a blast. I followed Waze and it took me down a dirt... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
mendycar
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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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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“baby tiger” (80 reviews)
“general tour” (72 reviews)
“animal lovers” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 06:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place is not your typical Zoo. Yes it's pricey but I believe you pay for what you get. The animals are healthy and taken care of. I was dying to take my girlfriend here for a date. I payed 214 for a general encounter...More

Thank Carlos M
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you for visiting us and recognizing our hard work :) We have a special promo this month where you receive 20% off all bookings during the month of February in case you want to bring your girlfriend ;0)

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I took 3 of my kids and they all really had a blast. I followed Waze and it took me down a dirt road - thru a farm... However once I got there I was a very personalized tour where you get to get up...More

Thank mendycar
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you back soon!!! :) ZWF Family

Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you are an animal lover this is a place you must visit at least once in your lifetime, Its not a large Zoo, its a perfect location where you can be up close and interact with the animals like no where else we have...More

Thank cycafe
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Hello! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We highly value your support, which is part of the reason we get to do what we love. ZWF takes pride in its efforts to help animals live better lives. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I absolutely LOVED our visit to the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and our hands on encounter with a tiger cub. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care about the welfare of the animals. A staff member used our...More

1  Thank Fi5h85
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you back soon!!! :) ZWF Family

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Thank you Kyle for the tour. It was amazing. Many unique and rare species. T!his is an experience I will never forget I would definitely recommend coming here.

1  Thank ninafalcone
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Hello! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We highly value your support, which is part of the reason we get to do what we love. ZWF takes pride in its efforts to help animals live better lives. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Zoological Wildlife Foundation is definitely a unique experience that you can’t find in many other places in the United States. It’s the closest to being on an African safari that I have ever experienced. Be warned- VERY pricey so before committing, you should have...More

2  Thank Priya S
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Dear reviewer, Thank you for talking the time to review your visit us. Great to read your visit went so well. We understand your concern about the price of you visit but please take into consideration that maintaining such beautiful landscapes, providing vet care for...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Zwf was the best experience of my life. It was truly amazing. The general tour was great I interacted with about 10 different animals from alligators to monkeys. The tiger cub encounter was phenomenal i got to pet , play and take amazing pictures with...More

2  Thank Greg B
Maria T, Social Media Coordinator at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Hi Greg! It was our pleasure to provide you with these memorable experiences. ZWF is definitely a unique place to interact with animals. Thanks for the positive review! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We took the behind the scenes tour. I definitely recommend that to get the most from your experience.

1  Thank Amy S
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you!!! Hope you come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with my young family. We had a great time. Looked after very well. The baby monkeys are the best thing by far. Crawling around you with there little nappies on and sat on your head and shoulders. Would definitely recommend. Taxi fare...More

1  Thank earbud
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and kind review!!! We are glad to hear your young family had a happy day at ZWF.

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The one-hour tour was packed with information and interaction with different animals. This was a very unique and fun experience.

2  Thank dublin2016
Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for your visit, and hopefully we will see you soon.

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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.
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scholey78
13 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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summertimeblues2015
29 March 2017|
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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
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