- One-hour standard tour of wildlife facilities
- Hands-on interaction with select wildlife
- Bug spray and hand sanitizer
- Children under 3 years of age get free admission
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 5-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, alligators, sloths, exotic birds and more—in a small group setting
- Take advantage of 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
- Please Note: 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.
Children under the age of 3 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.
- 1,307 Ratings
Enthusiastic tour guide, hands on interactions and seeing endagered/rare species (Ligers, white lions & tigers) all contributed to this rating. And it's priced faurly. Compared to the nearby miami zoo.
I loved the animals encounters. My tour guide displayed so much love and compassion for the animals. I will definitely recommend ZWF to my friends and family.
Overall experience great tour guide janesse
The General Wildlife Encounter was a great experience. However, finding correct directions and signage to locate the ZWF Miami property was less than optimal.
I was SO excited to come to ZWF Miami while in Ft Lauderdale for MDW. There were 6 people in my party and we were put on a tour with over 20 people. It was extremely frustrating as the same group of people would rush to be the first to see the animals every time they came out. I was disappointed that it was an additional $80 per person to play with the tiger cubs for 15 minutes. Not sure that I would return.
We loved the up close encounters with the baby animals! All of the animals we saw seemed well cared for and loved. Their habitats were very well maintained. Will come back again!
Unique experience to be so up close and personal with so many different animals.
The animal encounters seemed rushed and the tour was not as informative as we anticipated.
The facility is well kept and allows for interactions with exotic animals. In addition, they add new enclosures and animals every few months to keep the experience fresh.
The tour guide was knowledgeable. The group was small. And the amimals looked healthy And we'll kept.
This experience was all in all wonderful. I got more than what I expected out of the General Encounter and I had a blast with the additional Tiger encounter. An experience of a lifetime. The tour guide was knowledgeable and demonstrated the care and love these animals receive on a daily basis. All your questions are answered to the best of the tour guide's ability. It is an average animal lover's dream come true. This tour shows these animals from such a different perspective. I would do it again any day! Thank you guys at ZWF for this wonderful experience. I will cherish it for a lifetime.
Could have been longer for the amount paid.. . But overall satisfied. I would definitely recommend ZWF to others.
It was one of the best experience in my life. My kids and I had a great time. Jason, our guide was awesome. I will visit you again soon. Loved it.
The experience was amazing and the interaction with the animals will definitely be one to remember. The only very tiny small complaint was that you had a deal posted on your facebook page for mothers to get a free photo with one of the cubs. I did not see the deal until I got home and I was surprised no one had mentioned it to any of us. It would have been nice to know. Although with that very tiny small complaint, it will definitely not change my decision to come back or to tell others of the amazing opportunity. I got to hold, feed and interact with a monkey, a childhood dream of mine! The love the workers have for the animals definitely shows throughout the tour with the way the tour guide talks about the animals down to how happy the animals were to see our tour guide. I wish you were taking volunteers still because this is something I would love to do, but I do understand how delicate the situation is. Thank you again for an amazing experience!
Everything was perfect!
We wished we could see more animals.
Amazing experience! Everyone very knowledgeable and very nice. I would recommend this to everyone.
My wife and I had such a great time. This was an amazing experience.
I had a nice time, but I thought it was a bit pricey. I suppose that keeps out the rif-raf, but it still seems a bit pricey to me.
This was the second time we visited ZWF, being that my girlfriend is obsessed with anything animal related she absolutely loved the opportunity of being able to see Hank and the rest of the animals introduced to us for a second time. This time was particularly special because thanks to your Mother's Day promotion she was going to get the chance to take a picture with one of the Amur Leopards. We enjoyed getting to meet Alcide and being able to see Eva from afar. It was certainly an amazing experience. All the animals are well taken care of and the staff is very friendly. We look forward to going back!
Our tour guide was great, patient and very knowledgeable. Our son absolutely had an amazing time as well and was eager to play with the animals. We will definitely come back one day and refer to our friends and family.
The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, likeable and enthusiastic...the animals were happy and interactive and my fiancee got to hold a monkey which something she has always wanted to do. Thank you guys for a great day!
This was the highlight of our Miami trip! We did the 1 hour general encounter. The first 45 minutes or so was a tram tour of the facility, where we got to feed monkeys and have a camel take a piece of carrot right from our mouth (great photo op)! During the last 15 minutes, we were taken to a hut where we were able to hold Capuchin monkeys, pet owls, and hold a baby alligator. If you are an animal lover, this is a great opportunity to get up close!
Most amazing day of my life our guide was so knowledgeable and accommodating. She was amazing and not all of the animals were amazing. The fact that I could interact with them was the highlight. Especially Chung amoretti Toby Russell and Angelika.