Visit Southwest Florida’s Nationally Accredited Zoo
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is much more than a walk-thru zoo. Cruise on a guided tour through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Experience engaging zoo keeper talks, wildlife shows in the Safari Canyon Open-Air Theater; alligator feedings, or Jungle Larry™ and Safari Jane’s™ Snakes Alive! show featuring venomous snakes. It’s wild fun from apes to zebras in Southwest Florida’s only nationally accredited zoo! For the first time in forty years, cheetahs have returned to the Naples Zoo!
Hand-feed a Giraffe!
Hand-feed giraffes and discover rarely seen species like Malagasy Fosas or a Komodo dragon. While you may have seen the viral video about the African honey badgers, you can now see them in person at the Naples Zoo. African honey badgers are fierce creatures that can only be seen at four zoos in the USA! You’ll also find favorites like lions, cheetahs, and parrots in the tropical jungle of this historic Naples, Florida botanical garden. With glass wall barriers you will get wildly close to leopards, tigers, bears, panthers, lions, and more.
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An Award-Winning Family Fun Naples Attraction
The Naples Zoo is consistently voted the “Best Place to Take Kids” by Gulfshore Life and the Naples Daily News. Winner of “Best Family Fun Activity” and a finalist for “Best Overall Attraction” by Gulfshore Life’s Readers’ Choice Best of the Gulfshore 2016. Read the Naples Zoo featured blog article here!
Safari Squad Family Programs
Safari Squad family programs are for children ages 3 – 5 years old. The Safari Squad program is offered from 10 – 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday each month and feature a short lesson, arts and crafts, a storybook reading, and play stations!. Registration is required.
Wild Encounters Behind-the-Scenes Guided Experiences
Get closer to the Naples Zoo animals through behind-the-scenes guided experiences called Wild Encounters. There are four 1-hour tours to choose from: Making Enrichment for the Honey Badgers, Watching Uno the Florida Panther in a Training Session, Black & White Tegu Encounter, or Feeding an Anteater. Each Wild Encounter is held on a specific day and time. Space and age restrictions apply.
There are special events throughout the year. Zoo membership is also available.