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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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ZWF Scores Again!

After two years I made an encore visit to the ZWF with daughter number 2 in tow. Being the premier... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lori R
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I have visited many zoos in the world and this is most unusual. Seeing the animals in the same... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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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  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
+1 305-969-3696
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Brought my wife for her birthday on Thursday and it was just amazing. The "Standard" tiger cub was just too cute for words and very playful. Here we are two days later and the cub is still the topic of most conversation. Looking forward to...More

2  Thank dimitrip56
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I can't say enough about the personalized Special Wildlife Experience. It's a "must-do" for any animal lover. I picked Miami as a 50th birthday celebration destination because of ZWF and their preservation and conversation efforts for endangered animals. I did not know I would be...More

1  Thank beachgirl_starfish
Reviewed 27 August 2017

As a huge tiger lover I was so excited when I heard about this place and the possibility of getting upclose and personal with a tiger cub and it did not disappoint! My friend and I booked on the last tour of the day and...More

1  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place was amazing. These animals were rescued from some pretty nasty environments. Our tour guide told us some pretty horrific stories about these animals and from where they came. It was hard to see the animals in cages but when I found out about...More

3  Thank angelalee511
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Beautiful lay out with very good environments for the animals. It is a joy to visit with family of all ages - and especially fun to rent a large bike to get around.

1  Thank bsa819
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I was at ZWF on July 17th with my 8 year old son and 14 year old daughter. This is the second year in a row that we have been to ZWF. We travel from NJ and always make it part of our trip. This...More

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Maria T, Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for the amazing rating and wonderful review! We are very glad to hear ZWF is now part of your yearly trip in Miami! We will always thrive on making sure your expectations are always met and your experience at ZWF gets better...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Before visiting Miami, we noted the ZWF as a potential extra activity if we had some spare time. We were so wrong, this should have been the first thing on our itinerary! It was the best thing we did in Miami and we would definitely...More

4  Thank Liam H
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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
Cheryl B
2 July 2017|
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Response from ADRIENNE C | Reviewed this property |
Our Zoo is just opening after clearing away damage after the hurricane. There is a tram which takes you about. Certain zoos in the United States do breed certain animals then share them with other zoos. How often have you... More
12 June 2017|
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Response from ADRIENNE C | Reviewed this property |
No! All animals are not for handling.