Special Wildlife Experience in Miami

  • 142 Ratings

Prepare for a wildlife lover's dream tour. Encounter big cats, primates, exotic birds and much more like never before. Meet, play with and even feed a wide range of animals while learning about their habitats and worldwide conservation efforts in an incredible three-hour experience.

Region: Miami
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 2 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • See big cat species like never before in a 30-minute viewing session that includes exotic animals like lions, tigers, white tigers, leopards, jaguars, cougars and many more—and take 30 more minutes to play and cuddle with three adorable feline cubs
  • Get to know exotic primates up-close in an hour-long session that includes species like lemurs, baboons, gibbons, macaques and more—and go hands-on with three baby primates, with up to 10 minutes with each one
  • Meet two owl species like you never could in the wild and have them perch right on your arm
  • Enjoy an exclusive photo session with some of the foundation's sloths—and don't be surprised if these playful creatures pose for the camera with you
  • Snap photos of all these majestic animals—and of yourself playing with them—that you'll want to share on social media right away
  • Take a nearly 3-hour long tour of the five-acre wildlife facility, which includes the rare opportunity to hold and feed some of the animals

What's Included

  • Nearly 3-hour guided tour of wildlife facilities with an expert animal trainer and guide
  • Hands-on and feeding opportunities with select animals
  • 30-minute viewing of several big cats
  • 30-minute interaction with three feline cubs
  • 30-minute viewing of several primate
  • 30-minute interaction with three primate babies
  • Five-minute hands-on owl encounter (shared with all members of your group)
  • Photo session with sloths
  • Bug repellant and hand sanitizer

Additional Information

  • Please call or email to book as some restrictions apply.

  • Please note that children's minimum age requirements are subject to change based on the age and growth of our in house felines. 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.

Customer Reviews

  • 142 Ratings


Our special wildlife experience was amazing!!! Our guide Max was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. The only complaint is that at a few of the exhibits, we felt rushed because there was a regular tour coming up right behind us. The lion cub interaction was a highlight!!! We learned so much, and enjoyed the entire tour!!!!

November 21, 2017

  • Bridget

Our guide Emily was great .. providing different facts and information on each of the animals. She was extremely patient with us. And you have a beautiful selection of animals. The ability to interact with them was an extraordinarily unique experience

September 20, 2017

  • Anne

I loved everything about the Special Wildlife Experience at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and will be back to experience it again!! I picked Miami as a destination for my 50th birthday celebration specifically because of ZWF Miami and wanting to support the preservation and conservation efforts for endangered animals. I had no idea how amazing the whole experience was going to be. Upon arrival, I was welcomed and greeted promptly, checked in quickly with an overview of what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a private tour for the whole 3 hrs. I had a personal guide, Gabriel. He was so informative and funny throughout the whole tour and encounters. He gave me a personalized tour of the sanctuary, introducing me to all of the animals and giving me some history and background of each and every one of them. He also highlighted the important work that ZWF does with all of the animals and the special attention that each one receives. You couldn't help but see the passion that he had for working here and wanting to share with those who visit. When it came to the encounters with all of the groups, I really enjoyed the 1:1 time with the big tiger and lion cubs the best. The setting was perfect out in the garden and I was able to really have my dream come true of interacting with them up close and personal. I love that I was able to help ZWF with their efforts. I look forward to returning soon!

August 31, 2017
16225 SW 172nd Ave, Miami, FL 33187, USA