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.
- 2,033 Ratings
Best experience! It was POURING when we arrived. They gave us some options and never made us feel that we had to go out in the rain. Lucky for us the rain stopped and we had a magnificent tour. Our tour guide was informative and kind and able to answer our questions. Animals were fun to watch and see and a lot more interactive of a tour than I could have imagined!
My whole experience was amazing! I live in Virginia and When I go back to Miami I will definitely go back to ZWF Miami
We visited ZWF for my daughters 19th birthday. We had an amazing experience. It exceeded our expectations. The staff were knowledgeable and the hands on experience with various animals was a great learning experience. It is definitely worth the a trip. We already started trying to plan another!
Our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. We got up close and personal to lots of animals. Overall a great experience!
Tour was wonderful an informative.
We Enjoyed Every Second Of Our Tour. We Got The Wildlife Tour And We Were Able To Feed/Interact With Some Of The Animals Not Only That One The The Tour Guides Walked A Small Monkey Which Was Very Playfull With Both My Partner And I And We Enjoyed Him On Top Of Our Heads.
The tour guide was very nice and very informative. The facility was clean and the animals seemed happy.
I went to visit for my 32nd birthday and it was a dream come true. I always end up with animals on my birthdays but this one was extra special. My tour guide was a young gentleman who was great!! He was very knowledgeable, patient and funny. You can truly tell he loves animals.......we also did the one on one with the white cub lion! Absolutely amazing; a dream come true- i mean it. Great location, fantastic experience.
Wonderful experience have recommended your facility to family and friends.
Amazing experience can’t wait to go again!
Very clean, organized and friendly staff. Very satisfied!
It was a great and unique experience, the sloths were so lovely! The only thing that we didnt like was that the vending machine didnt work,But it is great that you have bug spray available.
Interactive, interresting and the guide was very cool
I visited ZWF in February 2018 and had a great experience. This past weekend, I brought my son and his family. Disappointed as the group was too big. There were like 15 - 20 people in our group. It made our experience less enjoyable. Also, since the group was huge, they would not bring the monkeys to be held because the large group would scare them. My granddaughters were disappointed as I told them they would be holding monkeys and that is why we brought them.
well, I find out to be quiete costly, the tour was great, the girl was very pleasant and knoledgable, however after the 5 mint spend with the white lion cub was quiete disappointing. that girl was somewhat rude.. I asked her if we could take one photo with my grand daughter, she refused. the cub had enough. I understand the part of enough encounter per cub! However she should not take us, the cub should have been remove and switch, I mentioned to her, I am all about the animal been comfortable and not over stress by visitors, I came with my grand daughter, paid the fee ask to spend 5 mint. and take pix. So she need social grace class to know how to handle her duty and dealing with people. take in consideration that we are here to take with us one awesome memory, a photo... So therefore I am not sure I will bring my other grand children. Have a great day. Lauren Chabaud
GREAT time and staff is very knowledgable. So fun!
We had a great time . Our guide was so helpful and informative. We will be booking another visit soon. I think with the cubs. My grandchildren have been talking None stop about it. Thank you
We were very much delighted during our visit. Emily was a great tour guide and always had a smile on her face. My youngest daughter is going to be studying animal science this coming fall at UConn and Emily answered her questions and provided some advice. I would definitely visit the ZWF again.
The staff was very informative and friendly and the animals were amazing! The encounter with the lion cubs as well as the other animals was a dream come true, thank you for the wonderful experience.
The staff was so awesome. I feel like we are friends now. I have to come back and see the cubs when they grow up
The experience to interact with the animals is really great. The location is very nice, even though the animlas are cages there isnplenty of vegetation for them to feel ag home and protect them from the sun. I loved how the tour guide did not rush through the experience giving everyone enough time for pictures and feeding the animals. I do think that admission should be more strict, there was a small child who was out of control yelling and throwing rocks to all the animals - the animlas would grab the rocks thinking it was food - also that same group of people had a stroller which was in the way all the time and hitting people as they walked with it - the guide never told them anything and that to me was not right - it was not fair for the rest of the tour takers and most especially not fair to the animlas. Apart from these annoying guests the experience was amazing.
What a great up close and intimate experience. And the Chimpanzee encounter was the icing on top! We truly made lifetime memories.
Best zoo ever!!!!
Our tour guide made our experience worth the money and time spent here. She was very through and knowledgeable we will be back
Emily was fantastic! Will definitely go back again
Most amazing experience I have ever had in my life. I've always had a strong love for animals and also always wished to interact with them. I'm so happy that my dream came true. Thank you.
The guides were fabulous! Very helpful and answered all questions. I called a few times to ask questions prior to visiting and to assist in directions and everyone was so helpful and friendly! Thank you for making this trip exceptional!!
Really cool guide!