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“Very Enjoyable”

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Ranked #9 of 122 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Vero Beach, Florida
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“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We visited the Zoo in Nov. The narrated boat tour around the monkey islands was very informative as well as enjoyable. The animal exhibits were very nice and the zoo keepers were very knowledgeable.

Visited November 2013
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Sorrento, Florida, United States
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“Pleasant but small”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Very small habitats in most cases with just a handful of specimens (in some cases, just a couple of specimens). Nice diversion, but not really a zoo in my opinion.

Zoo staff demonstrated clear focus on educating public about the species, and that was nice.

Probably nice as a first exposure for smaller children. Perhaps also a nice educational experience for slightly older kids.

Visited December 2013
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Naples, Florida
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102 reviews
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“Nice way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

You don't need more than 2 to 3 hours but the grounds are beautiful and it is a nice way to spend the afternoon. Weather was perfect so that added to the day. We saw the safari show and that was not so great but still well done. Don't miss the boat ride around monkey island.

Visited December 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Saw some new animals”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Although not the largest zoo, by any stretch of the imagination, this was a very nice trip. They had a few animals I had never seen before and I have been to zoos all over the world. Don't miss the show, expert handlers who obviously have a deep love and respect for animals. We also were fascinated with the talk on the honey badgers. This is also the place to be if you love gardening, the grounds are laden with beautiful plants and flowers.

Visited November 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“great little zoo”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

we go to the naples zoo a few times per year. we like the exhibits where the animals appear comfortable. the "meet the keeper" sessions with a zoo keeper are informative and you get to see the animals very close up.

Visited September 2013
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