Please note that the animals available for interaction vary based on their health and character at the time of the encounter. Our animal friends can sometimes be moody too! Thank you for your understanding.
One-Hour Wildlife Encounter in Miami
Take a walk on the wild side and have an unforgettable experience with some of the world's most treasured wild animal species. Throughout your tour of a multi-acre facility, you'll interact with reptiles, primates, small mammals and birds of prey. You’ll see and even hold many exotic animal ambassadors, and even get up close enough to feed some of them. An incredible experience!
What You Will Do
- Get up close with several species of wildlife—including lions, tigers, rare birds and more—in a small group setting
- Experience the rare opportunity to hold and feed some of the animals housed in the five-acre facility as you encounter animals you'll never see in your backyard
- Learn about worldwide animal conservation and wildlife habitats from an experienced animal trainer and tour guide
- Hourlong standard tour of wildlife facilities
- Hands-on interaction with select wildlife
- Bug spray and hand sanitizer
- Children 2 years of age and under get free admission
Children under the age of 2 are free. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Guests may not wear jewelry for the safety of the animals. Animal interactions vary based on health of the animal, and interactions may vary at any time. Bring water and your camera. Hands-on animal interactions are not recommended for children under 8 years of age. The rest of the tour is fun for all ages.
- 1,387 Ratings
- Eduardo Alejandro
Primarilly owing to the great deal of time one gets to spend with the animals, the detailed explanation on each one (good knowledge from the guide) and the interaction with the different ones we could see, touch and play a bit with. Congratulations! it was a great experience for my family. Eduardo
The general encounter was very good , but the close encounter at the end was not Worth it. It was rushed and we felt as we wasted Money on that.
ZWF is amazing. The staff was great and the animals were beautiful! Despite the summer FL rain, it was an awesome day!!!!
That was a great experience,will definitely come back
- Sandra P
We had an incredible experience. The tour guide was a very sweet and friendly. The place is beautiful and well maintenance. Everything was excellent.
We were very impressed with the Zoo overall. The facilities were beautiful and clean. There was a great variety of animals. Most importantly, our guide was excellent!
Awesome animals and a great time
- Filipe João
Amazing time, even the general pass we had a perfect time with a lot of animals. I strongly recommend it.
We went during your free photo promotion. We wouldn't have received it unless we reminded you of it. I didn't get that part.Otherwise I would've given 5 stars. I'm not thrilled about animals on leashes and in diapers, but it's a consolation that the money goes to a good cause. Nice job. Good, knowledgable tour guide.
Had a wonderful time at ZWF. The light rain was not a problem at all and I truly enjoyed interacting with all the animals. I also enjoyed finally meeting the beautiful Igor. He truly is a sweetheart & gorgeous dog. Thank you for all you do at ZWF, we look forward to returning and interacting with your animals again soon.
We all loved the experience at ZWF. The staff was great, very nice and knowledgeable. I love what you are doing to help rescue the animals- education and awareness is the key! I would be visiting much more frequently if the drive were not so long!
We enjoyed everything
Very nice tour and lots of animals
I was completely satisfied with the tour guide, he was funny, and knowledgeable on all of the different encounters we had with all of the residents at zwfmiami. I liked the fact that no one was rushed and we all had time to play with Mr. Chung, and the baby capuchin! Also, the kinkajou who was little feisty fellow. Definitely a well worth it experience, I recommend this adventure to everyone!
I went there for my Birthday. I got to learn about all the different animals they saved and also see and take a pic with my favorite animal. It was great and i would def do it again!!!!
Great guide. Great experience overall. Lots of interaction with animals. Lots of informations. Thankd
Best experience!! Very well taken care of
ZWF is a wonderful place and our tour guide was fantastic but I felt we got slightly short changed because it was feeding time for the cats and we couldn't really see them because they were enjoying their lunch. Other than that...the facility and the tour were absolutely spectacular and when I return to Miami, I plan to visit again with an add on to the General Wildlife Encounter tour. Thanks for all of the fabulous work you guys are doing with these animals!
The tour was fabulous and all the staff was so knowledgable and helpful and made sure everyone had a great experience. They really cared about us and the experience we had.
We loved the variety of animals we got to interact with during the general wildlife encounter. Baby monkeys rule!
We enjoyed the visit to ZWF. It was a unique site that was different then any zoo experience I have had. The animals all had beautiful habitats and were treated extremely well. The layout and small group tours really allow time to see the animals up close and in many cases interact with the animals. Our guide was great, along with all the staff at ZWF. The personal encounters at the end were my favorite, with time to actually pet and hold a young wild cat. This was a great time that I would highly suggest to anyone who enjoys animals.
We had an amazing time with you and loved our experience with your staff and animals!!! We had private photos with a tiger cub and a leopard. Never been this close or been able to have them play this close to us. Thank you!
I had an amazing time. The your guide Julio was extremely nice and very informative. It was intimate a unique experience. I could not get enough of all the close encounters with all the animals. Definitely will be recommending this place to everyone.
Absolutely amazing experience.
The interaction with the animals was a lot of fun .