- 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
Jenesse was excellent!!! She was very thorough and knowledgable while explaining all of the animals. My cousin and I had a blast and loved meeting her monkey "brother"!!! We'll be back very soon!!!!
At all it was a great time in the ZWF. Some time more on the tour for looking animals would it make perfect.
My tour at ZWF was amazing! Our tourguide was so friendly and informative. I can't wait to go back!!! So fun and unique!
I wanted to provide my daughter with an amazing experience with wildlife that was not only fun but educational. I had the highest hopes that she would be able to see, pet, engage with a wolf and our expectations were met with the utmost professionalism. Although getting the tour actually started with a bit chaotic with groups arriving late and some disorganization, the tour was very informative, and our guide was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend the General Wildlife Encounter to anyone wanting to engage with unique wildlife, that you would never be able to do ordinarily!
It was truelly a wonderfull experience! Thanks about that.
This was an amazing experience!! A dream come true!! I definitely recommend this as a must do if you're ever in the Miami area!!
Could not have been better! We enjoyed to see and touch the animals so much!
They people here take wonderful, loving care of their animals and also everyone that visits. We need more places like this that love their animals so much.
I was blessed to have the most amazing tour guide, Ally. The love and passion she has for her job and the animals is amazing. This is a place that is doing this not for the money but for the animals. You have to visit this place! & definitely try to get Ally as your guide.
My girls (ages 14 and 16) and I made reservations for the Wildlife Encounter based off of great reviews from Trip Advisor....this experience was the highlight of our vacation to Miami! We are animals lovers and this experience was a once in a lifetime experience! The animals we got to touch and hold were amazing! Our tour guide, Jason, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and helped to make our visit incredible!
it was an awesome experience. Would like the lions,tigers to have more space to live.
I loved the general encounter, pricing is very fair for the amount of animals you get to see and interact with, however the encounters are a bit disappointing. The bear was not cooperating at all, and I basically paid $100 to watch her play with a toy- not really what I was thinking, since all of your photos have people picking her up and cuddling her- I would've liked to know she isn't able to do that anymore, before paying so much. The leopards didn't want to be bothered and I had to fight to just touch them.. just not worth what I paid
The guide was great - Andrea! The animals were clearly cared for and the habitats were natural looking.
Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice to all on the tour. She told us about the various animals that we saw and could call them over to the fence or edge of the cage, so she clearly knew them and related to them very well.
Very pro. Nice people. But The bottom is......why are those cages so small? How can almost any of those beautiful creatures being truly happy.... That's how a felt on my way out....
It was great to see all types of animals in a close encounter. It's a great job the foundation is doing!!
Amazing opportunity to see and spend time with beautiful and rare animals, great team work, thank you:)
The actual experiences were outstanding...we loved every minute of it. The reason for 4 stars vs. 5 stars is that the check-in process was a bit unclear and our tour started about 15 minutes late. So, there is room for improvement, but nothing too bad. The other reason is that when I booked our tour, it was not clear to me that we could have ordered more experiences, like doing something with liger cubs or snow leopards or something. My kids really wanted to do that...we were thinking of paying more to do that, but just decided to leave. Again, nothing major, but an area of improvement for your website or related processes. We have already recommended ZWF to friends. Thanks again!
Exceeded my expectation even without participating with an animal encounter at the end of the tour. Fantastic experience
The experience was exciting and I'd reccomend it to others visiting the Miami area. It was fun to feed the animals and see some close up. The tour guide was friendly and we lucked out. She made the tour enjoyable and fun!
Amazing place and it was so much fun. There isnt anywhere in South Florida that offers what ZWF offers! Cant wait to go back!!
The kids had a great day at the encounter. The girl that made our tour was very nice and she explained every animal very carefully. We all learned a lot that day.
Great tour guide and great experience
We enjoyed the variety of animals we saw and got to feed and touch.
This was by far the coolest experience I have ever had! The staff was very knowledgeable about all the animals and wanted to make sure everyone had a great experience no matter which package they purchased. I would highly recommend this to anyone and would love to come back for another visit! Thanks so much!
The animals are great... but the guide was even better. Great attitude and willing to go above and beyond to make us happy. Thanks! R.
My wife and I had an amazing time learning about and interacting with the animals. Our tour guide Janesse was very knowledgeable and accommodating towards our need. We are looking forward to returning in the near future for another wonderful tour!
Our tour guide was awesome her name was ally .. She really loves the animals and you can just tell she's very happy with her job. The primate encounter was amazing and a dream come true for me ! Awesome experience !!!
Very polite staff and very organized .. It was an amazing all around encounter
Amazing experience ... loved the small group tour and the hands-on touch that the tour provided
I enjoy the animals of the visit but the guide seem too focused on money and lunch and didn't feel like a welcoming loving experience as we first walked in. Our guide was great facilities are beautiful I had a hard time understanding what was going on with the foundation due to the experiences we had for waiting for our your to start.
very nice and professional guide, cute animals, familiar atmosphere - just a really nice day!
Small groups, fun knowledgeable guides, more interaction time than we were expecting. We would return.
We had a great tour guide and a amazing time interacting with the animals.
- 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.
- To Know:
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.
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