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.
- 1,791 Ratings
Very professionally handled and animals well taken care. Loved the place!
Good tour guide but one really annoying family who would not listen to the tour guide
This was a great experience! We got to interact with lots of animals. The guide was super knowledgeable and the kids had a blast too. Looking forward to going back again.
Ashley was a great tour guide! She is funny, fun and passionate about her job! Our encounter with Limbani was a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for being such a great organization! Hope to visit soon
It was the most amazing experience we’ve ever had. Our tour guide was informative and engaging, the animals look so happy and peaceful, and we got to touch so many different and interesting animals. ZWF provides an incredible experience and the cost is well worth the experience!
Everything was perfect! My best friend and I loved our tour guide. She was fantastic, kind, and knowledgeable! We are still shocked that we got to meet Star and Kuwat and top of meeting all the others! Thank you for such an unforgettable experience!
Ashley was amazing! Very personal with us and took her time with each animal. Very informative and funny. The whole staff is nice but Ashley made our experience memorable.
Everything was great! The facility was beautiful, the tour guide was very friendly and very informative. From top to bottom it was everything I thought it would be.
Our experience was amazing. The staff was very knowledgeable . The Zoo was very clean and pleasant to be around. Thank you!
It was an experience that I honestly probably would have not chosen, but my son was told about the AWF and is battling cancer, and as a mom I had to go. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. And the Wildlife Experience was terrific. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative and to be able to view such beautiful animals at such a close proximity was pretty cool. After the tour our encounter with the animals was awesome. I am very happy that we were able to come home with such lasting memories and beautiful pictures. Thank you ZWF Miami, I will certainly visit again. :))
One of the most amazing experiences of my life! Me and my cousin both joined you for the general wildlife experience as well as the white lion and jaguar encounter. Jacob was the most amazing your guide and allowed us to feed monkeys, and interact with various baby animals. Thank you ZWF for this amazing opportunity!
Korina, the girl giving us the tour was amazing. The entire experience was beyond belief.
Fantastic experience never to be forgotten. Amazing to be able to get so close to so many beautiful animals. Tour guide Emily was superb and knowledgeable.
Gabby was our guide and she was so sweet and energetic. Her knowledge of the animals and her interactions with them made our visit truly enjoyable.
Such an amazing experience!!! My husband and I had so much fun and our tour guide was awesome!!!
Beautiful animals, great staff, they are really doing a great thing. We will definitely be back!
Do much fun in Miami!!
It’s a beautiful place with adorable animals. Great attention. The encounter with baby lions was amazing. !!!
Everything about ZWF Miami was nothing short of amazing. The animals and people were great. I loved Richie the monkey and all the animals at the sanctuary. I drove 2 hours to get to this place and it was well worth every penny. I mainly came to the sanctuary for the otters. I stated over the phone, prior to my reservations, "I will pay for a 1 on 1 experience with the otters if possible." The lady over the phone said it was part of the general experience. After the tour, the only otters I was able to see were the adult ones in their cage. I went into the office and asked if I could pay for an additional interaction with the otters. The lady in the office said they didn't offer that and I was okay with that answer simply because the rest of the day was wonderful. Little did I know, five minutes later our tour guide came out with a baby otter and our entire group was able to visit with the otter for a couple minutes free of charge. I was over the moon about it. I couldn't have had a better time and so grateful for our tour guide for giving us an incredible experience.
This is the first time I’ve been here and heard great things from several people. I was not disappointed. I brought my daughter for her 8th birthday and so happy it exceeded her expectations. The staff was incredible and the encounters were amazing. Definitely returning for a different encounter.
Would have liked more interaction with the animals In a smaller group setting
You guys are amazing!
Fabulous facility. Animals in immaculate condition and happy. Wonderful, Warm, knowledgeable staff. Best experience EVER!!!
This was a wonderful experience and everyone is very welcoming. Thank you so much.
From tickets to tour and every moment in between my family of 6 all agreed that the Zoological Wildlife Foundation was a highlight of our week together.
Loved it all
Our tour guide was great!
This is the closest and most intimate interaction I have had with any wild animals. The experience was amazing and our guide Gabby was very informative, knowledgeable and very pleasant. I like that it is by appointment and think that money was well spent for the General Tour. I am highly recommending this to everyone I know and I will be back again with my kids. I know they will love it!
this is my 3rd time here! i recommend everyone coming here! however - it's only actually worth it when there are the specials (bogo 50%, free encounter with purchase, etc) because it is QUITE expensive - i've taken friends and family, love it