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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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Address: 1590 Goodlette Rd N, Naples, FL 34102-5260
Phone Number: +1 239-262-5409
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Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and...

Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants.

Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce YouTube-favorites: African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation.

Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch our professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.

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We spent about 4 hours here on a Saturday morning with our kids = 2 & 3 years old. I don't know how anyone could rate this zoo with a "terrible" rating. The grounds and exhibits... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about 4 hours here on a Saturday morning with our kids = 2 & 3 years old. I don't know how anyone could rate this zoo with a "terrible" rating. The grounds and exhibits are really presented in a really nice way, with the walking paths going in and out and around of all the trees and plants.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get ready for a lot of walking. This zoo is O.K. but don't expect too much. The most interesting feature are the giraffes which you are encouraged to feed. The gift shop is overpriced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We frequent the St Louis zoo so we know a good zoo. The Naples Zoo is much smaller than STL but it is one of our new favorites! First, the scenery is very tropical and beautiful. The monkey cruise was closed during our visit as they were searching for the missing gibbon that they unfortunately found dead the next day.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent an afternoon at the zoo & we enjoyed all the animals & the exploring. We took the boat tour to see the monkeys! That was fun! Some were more social than others! :) The giraffes....just wow! We were so impressed with how close you could actually get to them. Had to have a t-shirt & magnet of course!... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. The shows were fun and informative. The staff was helpful and seemed to truly care for the place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fifty acre zoo near Naples downtown. Too small to have extensive exhibits. Could do without the alligators.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many animals were not visible and the boat ride through the primates was not running. $5 lemonade, and $5 for a few lettuce leaves to feed the giraffe. Nice to see a Florida panther and giraffes but generally not worth it. Lakes Park in Ft Myers is free and prettier.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nephew and niece and their 2 and 4 year old boys. A beautiful day in November. We started just after the zoo opened, so there were no crowds. You can walk the whole zoo in a few hours, so no rush to see things, although there are special feedings and talks and demos at various times, so you may want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is an absolute go-to stop if you have children. It is immaculate. It maintains an ambience where you can get so close to the animals (cheetahs, tigers, bears, etc.) and really see their sizes and detail. The boat ride in the center of the park in the brackish water to see the animals on each "island" is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small zoo with plenty to see. The mini cruise around the lake was good and very informative. The staff were all pleasant. Feeding the giraffes was fun (extra cost). Food was a little bit disappointing so would suggest taking your own as plenty of picnic areas. Overall enjoyable.

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