Fodor's Expert Review Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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The lush 44-acre zoo got its start as a botanical garden in 1919 and has since drawn visitors curious to see lions, cheetahs, bears, leopards, gazelles—and a wildly popular giraffe herd. Other exhibits include the rare mountain bongos (approximately 100 left in the wild), an endangered Florida panther (as few as 180 cats left in the wild), and a Reptile Rendezvous show; a giant anteater and critically endangered cotton-top tamarins in the South American exhibits; and the Primate Expedition Cruise that sails past islands populated with monkeys, apes, and lemurs. Kids can amuse themselves in two play zones, and there are daily meet-the-keeper times, alligator feedings, and a live educational Safari animal presentation. Newer exhibits include critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs, rare juvenile clouded leopards, and francois langur primates.

Purchase tickets online for a $1 discount per ticket.

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Quick Facts

1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd.
Naples, Florida  34102, USA

239-262–5409

www.napleszoo.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $23, Daily 9–5; gates close at 4

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