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
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.
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.
- 1,471 Ratings
C etait une experience magnifique
Me and my husband came here and absolutely Loved our experience! From the General Tour to The Feline Encounter everything was on point! Staff was very helpful & our Tour Guide was very knowledgable and super funny and made our experience great! We are so happy we got to experience this!
This was the most amazing animal experience I have ever had. The location is fantastic. The tour-guide was amazing! Interacting with the animals (baby monkeys, the alligator, and that awesome white bengals tiger) was incredible. I have told all my Miami friends about ZWF! Simply amazing!
The people, the animals, the facities are the best of the best. Thank you for what you do and for letting us in on it! Max and Nicole were fantastic!
The tour was so fun! Our tour guide was very sweet and educated us on the furry residents atf Zoological. She took her time and the love she had towards the animals showed.
One of the best experience ever
Lady who did the tour was knowledgeable about all the animals and very good at getting the information across to the tour party. You could tell that she really cares for the animals. Enjoyed this part of the tour very much. We then had 3 encounters with baby animals (white lion / white tiger / tiger) and again this was really enjoyable. I must also mention Kat / Cat (I don't know how she spells her name!) as she helped me on the phone move my bookings from one day to the next and was extremely helpful. She then introduced herself on the day, and was again very helpful and friendly in organizing our taxi - nothing was to much trouble. I have to say, this was represented throughout by all the staff I spoke to on the day, and it made the experience even better than it would have been! I would love to come here again (and know an awful lot of people who l would love what you do here). I'l be putting the message out when I get back to the UK, but can't guarantee you any bookings!!
Absolutely amazing! Learned so many things & very pleasing experience! Beyond expectations! Definitely willing to come back & recommend to anyone !
Tour guide was great and very enthusiastic!
I took my Nieces, ages 5, 6, 7, 10 and 13. They all LOVED IT, myself included. I would hands-down recommend the Zoological Wildlife Foundation to anyone. It was by far the best money spent on attractions in Miami. We will go back to visit MANY times.
- Zoheb Waheedur
The guide was amazing, she was very very knowledgeable and fun :)
The overall experience was wonderful. Our guide, Emily, was knowledgeable and attentive to the animals and guests, alike.
Being at ZWF Miami was the best experience of my life. Gabe was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable about everyone and everything. My sister and I enjoyed his enthusiasm and passion for the animals and what he does. As for the animals, each carry an incredible story that I'll forever remember and cherish. A couple places during the tour had me crying hearing the animal's story. Thank you for what you do! I'm already planning a trip back :)
I thought it's to expensive for only an hour of touring. I would of liked to touch more animals for the price I paid.
Such a wonderful experience! Or tour guide was knowledgeable and captivating. We were able to get up close to the animals and the hands-on Encounter with the privates was out of this world! This is a not to be missed experience in Miami!
Great activity, but very expensive.
Awesome tour guide and amazing hands on experience
Our host was amazing. Kids enjoyed every minute. And being able to have time with the animals was awesome
Highly Recommend. Gabe was informative and made the tour entertaining.
Everything was great about the tour. The paperwork prior to the tour was quick and easy. Gabe (our tour guide) was amazing and very knowledgeable about the animals. I was able to see the bond that Gabe had with many of the animals and saw for myself how well cared for the animals and grounds are in comparison to a zoo. The whole experience was worth the drive and the money, and I'll be going again in the future with family and friends!
Great service on the tour! We had a great time since we were a small group as well. Definitely going back for a different experience! Our guide was great!!
Overall the experience was amazing. Our tour guide Karina was awesome and was super informative. I learned so much about the animals and it was greate to interact with them the way we did. the facility is very well taken care of which was great to see and the employees made the experience even better. Thank you!
Would highly recommend a visit to ZWF Miami to anyone. Some beautiful animals and the staff are extremely knowledgeable... and make the tour entertaining too. Getting hands on with some of the animals at the end is a highlight
More than I expected! Super fun and informative, the staff is so nice and the animals are amazing! We will absolutely return for the other encounters!
Awesome place to go!!!!!
- Keyra Lee
Volveria mil veces mas! Jamas habia vivido una experiencia como la que este Zoo me brindo! A +++++++