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Daily Tours

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

David & Heather from New  Jersey visited our facility on October 17th, 2013 and interacted with Scarlett our Cinnamon White Faced Capuchin Monkey on a General Wildlife Encounter. Scarlett was born at our facility and is now about 4 months old. She drinks formula specially made with vitamins and nutrients to keep her strong and healthy. Scarlett is a New World Monkey which means that they can be found in the forests of Central America and the extreme north-western portion of South America. When She is older she will eat monkey biscuits, fruits and veggies and occasionally we prepare special treats for our primates.  To read more on monkeys like Scarlett click here.

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Our Gibbon Apes Attend A Private Event At Grand Central Miami!

Monday, August 5th, 2013

 

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Malia and Valentino, two of our baby Gibbon Apes, got to attend a special event for Dos Equis at Grand Central Miami! The guests had a chance to learn about the Gibbons that attended, as the handlers (Andrea and Jordan) were able to let the guests hold the primates for photo ops as well. Guests were thrilled to have the opportunity to interact with our Gibbons, and of course they were able to learn about the status of these animals in the wildlife, and our conservation efforts at our facility! If you would like to learn more about the animal rentals we offer, please visit our animal rentals page. To view more photos from this event, please visit our gallery page!

Thank You Mater Grove Academy!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

We recently had a great encounter with Mater Grove Academy. They got to learn about a few different animals to include Siberian tigers, capuchin monkeys, wolves, conures, alligators, and lemurs! They even got some hands on fun with a few of our baby animals that we happen to care for here at ZWF! We were happy to teach such young minds about such great animals! Here at ZWF, we thrive on educating the public about the care and concern of many different species. Our goal is to spread the awareness of preserving rare and endangered species, and giving rescues the best life possible while here on our grounds. If you would like to learn more about group events, check out our event page here. We hope to see you soon!

 

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The Clouds Are Moving In!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Except you don’t need an umbrella for this Cirrus! Cirrus is the newest addition to our family here at ZWF! Cirrus is a Clouded Leopard, the best climbers of all the cats! They can weigh around 51lbs (23kg), females vary in body size, being up to 32in (82cm) long, standing only 22in (55cm) tall. Their light weight as well as their incredible strength help with their ability to climb. They can easily jump up to branches 3.9ft (1.2m) high, and can hang down from branches by bending their hind paws and tails around the branches.
Generally Clouded Leopards live alone, hunting and moving mostly during the night. They generally live up in the trees, but seem to nap during the days around the ground. Little is truly known about the habits of the leopards, most information given from farmers and interviews from local people and a few sighting reports.
We here at ZWF hope to learn more about this fascinating creature. They have so much to offer the world, and are very beautiful creatures themselves. With Cirrus under our care, we hope to learn more about the behavioral patterns and eating habits for the species as a whole. You can come visit and all of her friend here at ZWF. Come check out our tour page here, and see what options are best for you! This is an experience of a lifetime!

 

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Judy The Elephant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Check out this beautiful elephant! Her name is Judy, Judy the Elephant. She is available for rental here at ZWF for special events from weddings to school educational programs. If you would like more information, than check out our educational event offerings. We have many different animals available for events and special occasions. Here at ZWF, safety and education are always our number one concern, and all animals are handled with highly trained specialists that are involved with the animals almost on a daily basis. What better way to learn about an animal than actually having it beside you while teaching? Or what better way to spruce up a party then with some lovely animal friends? We hope to hear from you soon!

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Amber and Duane Baby Shower!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

We recently had a baby shower with Amber and Duane, the foster parents of our lion Abu, at their Casa de Sueños (house of dreams).  Some of our animal actors and trainers had the privilege to accompany this great event! This included Maya, our Siberian Tiger cub, and two of our Capuchin monkeys. With the help that they have provided, we have been able to upgrade the large cat habitats to include bigger swimming and bathing facilities in the enclosures! You also can help, come check out our adopt-a-feline program that will allow you to not only help give an endangered species a better life, but have the opportunity to come visit them 50 times a year with a friend! Thank you Amber and Duane, we are sure that Abu has definitely had a much better life with your help and contributions!

 

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Have You Seen My Stapler?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Check out who came in to help with the daily office tasks! Nochi is one smart Jaguar; you should see how he really “crunches” those numbers! Just kidding! But he did seem to really enjoy his visit and training time, which consisted of playing ball and a fun walk! You can see more new pictures of him here! And be sure to check out our updated tour page that now includes an interactive portion with Nochi!

 

Mazel tov!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Some of our animal actors, and trainers, recently attended a Bar-Mitzvah at the Temple Beth Shalom. The star actors included Dahlia, the Princess Tiger (Siberian Tiger cub) accompanied by Andrea; Pinch Bug, the beautiful Merchant Anteater (Tamandua) accompanied by Anthony; Antoinette, the Beautiful Dancing Monkey (Capuchin Monkey) accompanied by Carolina; and their faithful companion, Peep, the Smooth Talking Cockatoo (Rosy Breasted Cockatoo). If you would be interested in having our regal animals attend one of your festivities, click here to view more information! And don’t forget, they are always happy to see you when you come to visit! We hope to see you soon!

The El Show De Fernando Hidalgo Show!

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

We were recently featured on the El Show De Fernando Hidalgo Show! Come check us out!

 

What Do Tarzan And Gibbons Have In Common?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
They all like to swing and play on vines and trees! And that is just what we have given to our fun loving baby gibbons! The new play area was scientifically designed to help promote the wellbeing of our animals, as well as help stimulate them mentally and physically. The structure includes a couple of swings as well as a few natural vines and some playthings that are given to human babies to help encourage growth in education and intelligence for the baby apes and monkeys.
Everyone has seen how great apes are very intelligent and have the ability to use tools and some even have the ability to learn sign language as well as displaying proper functions for shape placement and color differences. But unfortunately, there is little known about the ability of gibbons and their ability to learn and use tools. For the most part, in the wild, they live high in the trees, and have proved to be very difficult to study. We are hoping that with the creation of the new room, we can get a little more incite of the behavioral patterns and learning capabilities of the types of baby primates that we possess here on site. You also can come and visit them, and watch them play and have fun in the new primate room with a private tour. You can sit with them and watch them play, as well as watch them come over to you and interact with you as well! For details check out our tour page. It is literally an experience of a lifetime! We hope to see you soon!

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