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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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So much fun!

You get to see everything from Lemurs to Lions. Very worth the trip and money! The encounter with... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
rjwv90
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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I'm a local and I love it!

I have been here several times. I adore the mission, the staff, and the animals. It's a great place... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Neuropsychfl
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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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“baby tiger” (80 reviews)
“general tour” (75 reviews)
“animal lovers” (58 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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16225 SW 172 Ave, Miami, FL 33187-1320
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

You get to see everything from Lemurs to Lions. Very worth the trip and money! The encounter with the animals is so fun! You hold a lot of different animals and the baby skunk is so cute!

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Yes!!! We love it when our guests have the best time at ZWF Miami!!! Mixing education and fun is one of our mantra! Come back soon!

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I have been here several times. I adore the mission, the staff, and the animals. It's a great place for locals and tourists. Book ahead!

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We love locals too!!! Thank you for your continuing support and wonderful review!! Looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. The staff are well educated and take their time to talk about the animals during the tour. The site itself is very well kept and animals enclosures are very clean and roomy. We had an encounter with baby tigers which...More

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We love your headline!!!! Thank you, thank you thank you for your amazing review!!

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

There were many many kind of animals.My child really like this place.Also they have a big food center and quite clean for food.Don't hesitate to visit there.

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you and come back again soon!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had the time of our lives. Our guide was wonderful. We were the only ones on our tour. After the tour we got to hold an armadillo & little gator, pet an owl, hold monkeys, and the highlight have an interaction with a lion...More

1  Thank blondie16
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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We are glad you were able to find us!!! Happy to hear you met Max! Isn't he amazing??! Come back soon :)

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We were so happy to meet the baby chimp Limbani It was my dream since I was a child Everyhing was so easygoing when we booked our visit to ZWF Profesionality and great enviorment around for the Wild life We will go back for sure

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank for your amazing feedback! We are very happy to hear we were able to make your dream come true. Looking forward to have you with us again!

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time after waiting 7 years to see this beautiful foundation. Staff were great. I was very happy that I got to play and kiss Baby Max. With the General wildlife encounter we got to play with other animals as well. I saw...More

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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We are glad you finally were able to come visit! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. Come back and visit us soon!

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Something different in Miami, the wild life to be known via a visit to the zoological wild life , good quantity of animals to be seen, great for kids

2  Thank Carlos I
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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your visit! We hope your kids had an amazing experience. Come back and visit soon. The ZWF Family

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were greeted by Emily and Breanna at the office and immediately knew this was a wonderful and caring place. It's not a zoo, it's a sanctuary....that's what makes it unique. Our guide, Gabe, was extremely knowledgeable and eager to answer any of our questions....More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place my 3rd time this week and was very disappointed. My first time was 4 years ago with my wife and my then 2.5 year old son. The place was amazing and was well worth $75. My son got to...More

4  Thank skydreamer0521
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Maria T, Guest Relations Manager at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hello, we are very sorry to hear that your latest visit was not as amazing as your previous visits. We will continue to work on enhancing the types of animal interactions. At the time of your visit the available animals were: Bearded Dragon (can be...More

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My best guess is Uber.
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Response from Allise W | Reviewed this property |
We booked our visit one day in advance, but the interactions can be booked the day you are there. Some interaction is already included in the regular visit, but additional interaction time can be booked while you are at the... More
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Deborah R
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Response from Celia G | Reviewed this property |
There is very little walking involved - no more than a quarter of a mile.
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