Address: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples FL 34102
Hours: Open Daily from 9am to 4:30pm, 7 days a week
Location: Naples, Florida (Heart of Old Naples)
Parking: Complimentary Guest Parking
Directions: Located along Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples, Florida.
Official Website: Naples Zoo
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A super fantastic and clean zoo. Amazing place to visit. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a non-profit zoo on 43-acres in the heart of Naples, Florida. The zoo features roughly 70 species, though not all of them are always on exhibit. The main route is nearly a mile long and winds through the tropical garden, which was first planted in 1919. The zoo offers opportunities for visitors to get up close and personal with their favorite animals and see them in their natural habitats through a series of exhibits that allow you to experience what it's like to be in their world. The zoo offers many different programs for children including educational tours, birthday parties, and special events. They also have feeding times where you can watch as you favorite animals are fed by the staff members. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about wildlife at the Naples Zoo through interactive displays and educational programs.
There is also an area where you can meet exotic birds and other animals that are native to Florida, such as alligators, snakes, and turtles. The zoo features exhibits such as the African Savannah, where you can see giraffes, rhinos, and lions; the Florida Wetlands exhibit where you can feed alligators from your car. Naples Zoo also has an aquarium with sharks, stingrays, and other sea creatures. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about wildlife at the Naples Zoo through interactive displays and educational programs. Alligator Bay is home to the zoo's heron rookery. African Antelope is located on the path's south side, opposite Alligator Bay. The zoo also features a petting zoo where visitors can interact with domestic animals such as sheep, goats, and donkeys.
A mating pair of mountain bongo, a severely endangered antelope from Mount Kenya, lives in this location. Only about 75 to 80 are left in the wild. Visitors also see Slender-horned gazelles. These light-colored creatures are native to Northern Africa, where about 250 to 340 individuals exist. The zoo's primates live on many islands in Lake Victoria, including ring-tailed lemurs, red ruffed lemurs, collared lemurs, black-handed spider monkeys, buff-cheeked gibbons, siamangs, and eastern black and white colobuses. Visitors can get a close look at these islands by taking a 15 to 20 minute Primate Expedition Cruise around the lake on one of the zoo catamarans. In the wild, the bulk of the species on these islands are endangered. Throughout the day, the zoo hosts events that focus on the on the animals and conservation. These include the Safari Canyon Open Air Theater's Seated Safari and Reptile Rendezvous programs, Alligator Bay Feeding, and the Meet the Meet the Keeper series at various exhibits across the zoo.
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