- 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.
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
- 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
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.
- 1,344 Ratings
Absolutely amazing experience.
The interaction with the animals was a lot of fun .
Our guide was awesome. She has extensive knowledge of every animal and was interesting and very personable in her presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our grandkids loved it and we're sure it will be an experience they will never forget. Next time though, we will visit during a cooler time of the year. Thank you!!!!!
These people do amazing work. It is so obvious how much they love their animals. All employees were pleasant and informative. Definitely an experience to remember!
STAFF WAS AMAZING AND REALLY ENJOYED THEIR JOB. THE ANIMALS LOOKED HAPPY AND STAFF SEEMED TO REALLY CARE FOR THEM.
Our entire family had so much fun. Our kids, 8 and 2.5 were so excited. Very glad we came.
I went because a friend told me he paid the same rate i paid $80 but he also got to hold the tiger to take the picture. When i asked about the picture with the tiger they wanted me to pay $40 more for the picture. Then they apparebtly changed their minds and let me and another group take a picture next to the tiger but we couldnt hold it like my friend did on a different rate paying the same amount i paid. Also snakes and spiders? Where were those? My friend had picture holding those and no one even told us about them in the tour much less let us see or take pictures w those.
If expected our guide to be more knowledgeable on the animals he was showing. He know the history (where they came from) but not much on habits, etc.
My husband and I have been to many zoos and ZWF Miami was probably the most beautiful facility we have ever visited. You can tell the employees care about the animals and know a lot about them! Highly recommend for everyone to visit. We will definitely return!
Amazing!!! The tour guide was phenomenal!
- maria pinho
Personal and unclose experience that usually we do not get in a Zoo. Staff was very friendly and patient with our big group.
One of the best experiences of my life! The staff was do friendly, you could tell their goal was for us to have a safe and fun time! Thank you!!!!
It was great! We got to spend a good amount of time with the animals and we had time to take picture with them as well. Although it was pouring rain the people leading the tour were very accomadating and allowed us to wait under the canopy for a while and also provided us with umbrellas.
Such a great facility, the tour guides know everything about every animal and they teach you so much.
- Yin Han
It was a fantastic experience learning/playing with the animals!!
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.