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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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Address: 16225 SW 172nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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+1 305-969-3696
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters....

ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 20 of 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 Gibbon Apes, Sloths, Lemurs, owls, snakes, Anteater, Lions, Snow Leopards, 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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Loved It! Don't Miss It!!!

If you love animals, you will love this hidden gem. Be sure to make reservations in advance. It will make the best use of your time. It is hard to find as it is in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love animals, you will love this hidden gem. Be sure to make reservations in advance. It will make the best use of your time. It is hard to find as it is in the fields and farming district of Miami. But it is well worth the drive and the time it takes to find it. At arrival the... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind review! Come back soon! More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my daughter's birthday, she wanted to have a photo shoot with their albino snake which we did this past weekend. The whole experience was wonderful and the pictures came out incredible! The most amazing thing though, was the handler who helped us, her name was Carolina and she went above and beyond to help us get the best photos.... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

The pictures came out amazing! Thank you so much for letting us be part of such a special occasion. Come back soon! More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andrea my tour guide was amazing! I can't say enough good things about her, or this tour. The facility is well maintained and they take excellent care of the animals in their keep. I did the special wildlife experience. It may seem pricey to some, but it was worth every penny! All of the animals are amazing and to be... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and wonderful review!!! More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 3/11/2017.Let me start off by saying - I will plan to go here every year if possible. Second - Gabriel our tour guide was AWESOME!!!!! - he was very knowledgeable, professional & enthusiastic.He made the experience worth every penny spent. Initially I had planned to go to the "mouse castle" up in Orlando, but this was by far more... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience!!! We'll see on your next adventure at ZWF. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful facility. You can see how well taken care of and loved the animals are. It was truly an amazing experience. If I ever find myself in Miami again, I would definitely make a second trip there. I truly fell in love. I had no problem with the animals and our tour guide was awesome!

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Come back soon! More 

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found out about ZWF Miami from a friend. From the age of 13 I have wanted to pet a lion. It has been #1 on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. When I saw that ZWF had a white lioness cub encounter I signed up right away. My mom and I went at the end... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and wonderful review! We are glad we were able to be part of such a special dream :) Hope you come back soon! ZWF Family More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now let me start off with this is a very well taken care of facility. I booked the general wildlife experience and I was not impressed. For the money I paid I could of gone elsewhere and experience the same animals for half the price. For me it was not worth the price. I think if I would of booked... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback! Yes, there are other facilities that offer less expensive rates in which you may only VIEW animals in their habitats. What we offer is something more personal, engaging, interactive, and unique, where you are able to interact with animals that you are in turn aiding to have a better life at our foundation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our third time in ZWF, we loooooveeeee to go there (thanks God we live in Redlands), never disappointed... we have done General Admission and Encounters and always amazing, always something different. Claudia our guide today so far has been the BEST, the previous ones were awesome too, but Claudia went above and beyond this morning... the encounters in... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your continuous support and kind review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ok, people, you will never experience anything like this.....you actually can hold the animals up close and personal ..... there is not a place like this anywhere....the owner is an incredible animal lover, who personally lets you hold and see the baby animals up close....a true animal lover, who enjoys the public as much as his animals, and his dog,... More 

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope you come visit us again! More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time here! Emily, our tour guide, was so much fun and clearly loves her job. Up close and personal with the animals was a blast...especially Oliver, the monkey. Would have loved to get a picture with the baby white lion, but it was too pricey. But the general tour was worth every penny!... More 

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