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Zoological Wildlife Foundation

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Address: 16225 SW 172nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33187-1320
Phone Number: +1 305-969-3696
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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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Nov 30 - choose feline encounter - drove from Canada for this - was worth every mile - so much fun - Andrea my guide was great, learned so much about the big cats & touching the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nov 30 - choose feline encounter - drove from Canada for this - was worth every mile - so much fun - Andrea my guide was great, learned so much about the big cats & touching the little guys was life affirming. Folks must realize these are not pussy cats they are wild creatures - guides really helped me experience... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved being able to interact with the animals at this unique zoo. My daughter loves all animals and for her birthday, we decided to treat her to a one on one interaction with a baby leopard. She loved it! What a wonderful day we had

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

We're so happy you got to have a great time while celebrating such a special day with your daughter! Please come back soon :) More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. We love animals, and this had been something we had been wanting to do for some time... The staff is friendly and informative. They talked about all the animals we saw and encountered. Meeting Jefferson, the Lemur, at the end of the tour was the icing on the cake!

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the love for animals as we do! Jefferson surely loves to make new friends, glad you got to spend some time with him! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here in November To me it's just a money making petting zoo. Yes, they do donate to Wild life and conservation but not a lot compared to what they must make. They say they don't breed tiger cubs etc but they must do as this is where the real profit is to be made. I paid over 250... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We value our visitor's feedback and take everything into consideration. The money that is collected from tours, photos and encounters, goes towards enhancing the animal habitats and supporting a high standard of food and veterinary care. In addition, all of our cages are actually larger than the required size by law.... More 

Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would give this a five plus. Best cat experience we have ever done. We did the feline experience which allowed us interaction with three different feline cubs/ kittens for 15 minutes each. What a cool experience. We did a Igor cub first, so adorable and playful. The second was a serval cat. Different but still playful More house cat... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Hello! We're so glad you got to enjoy spending time with our beautiful animals and that Alexis was able to make your experience a memorable one. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Paramaribo District, Suriname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was here with my husband and 2 yr old son. We had a great time and will go again in jan 2017. Then we will surely take a bike.

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had a great time with us. See you in January! More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not inexpensive nor close to Delray Beach, it was well worth the price and one hour drive. You actually can hold or touch many of the animals! Its a walking tour by a guide who gives you detail on the facility and the history of the animals. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals! Our guide,... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Hi Dave! Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience with us, and we're glad Andrea was able to make your experience more memorable! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this because my wife wanted to do this. However, I had a great time. We did the basic tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see many types of animals that we hadn't seen before. My wife's Favorite part was the animal interaction at the end where she got to hold to gibbons and... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you and your wife had a great time with visting us! Thank you for your support :) More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first tour of the day and the only people on the tour. We started off in a golf cart but when we realised we weren't actually going very far asked our tour guide if we could walk. I don't think the golf cart is needed since it's probably only a 500metre walk the whole way. Our guide... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you back soon. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went here within the past year, we are a family of five, and we had one of the best experiences as far as animal encounters that we had ever had. We had not stopped raving about it since and have sent over countless people to have the same experience. Well what do you get for helping to make them... More 

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Maria T, Owner at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us when you first visited with your family. Our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our guests and resident animals. As a private, self funded zoo, proceeds from sales generated go directly to the enhancement of our property, individual animal enclosures, as well as the medical care of the animals that... More 

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