AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE:
2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014


TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, has awarded Zoological Wildlife Foundation with the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.


The accolades, which honor hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and number of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Recently the Zoological Wildlife Foundation also won certificate of Excellence as well by Tripadvisor  “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Zoological Wildlife Foundation and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,”said Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most –their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation


TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER – 2016 & 2015




The Zoological Wildlife Foundation is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a winner in the 25 Top Zoos category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

#ZWFMiami was ranked #4 Best zoo in the United States and #9 Best Zoo in the world, based on popularity according to feedback from travelers.


BULLDOG AWARD – 2016




Together with our PR Agency, RockOrange, ZWF Miami was awarded Bronze for our social media activity in the category of Best Use of Digital/Social for Cause/Advocacy/Corporate Social Responsibility by Bulldog Reporter in their 2016 Digital/Social PR Awards.


ZOOLOGICAL WILDLIFE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED BY TRIPADVISOR AS 2016 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE DESTINATION ON THE RISE


ZWF MIAMI WAS RANKED #4 IN THE U.S. AND #9 IN THE WORLD IN TRIPADVISOR’S ‘ZOO’ CATEGORY



TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER – 2015



Trip Advisor’s highest accolade, Travelers’ Choice winners are among the top 1% of TripAdvisor properties based on traveler reviews and opinions in categories including hotels, destinations, restaurants and attractions in a variety of categories and geographies.

Maria Tabraue – Professional Women of the Year

Garden City, NY NAPW honors Maria C. Tabraue, Co-Founder, Director, Vice

President and Secretary of Zoological Wildlife Foundation, as a 2014 Professional

Woman of the Year. Ms. Tabraue is recognized with this prestigious distinction for

leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of

professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession,

the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking

community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF) is the fulfillment of my family’s dream,” says

Ms. Tabraue, who is passionate about educating the public about animals, their care

and conservation. More than ten years ago, Ms. Tabraue and her husband purchased

five beautiful acres of land south of Miami. They hired a wonderful, dedicated staff to

help them create a safe environment for endangered, often rare, creatures who have

been acquired for breeding and conservation, as well as rescued wildlife in need of

rehabilitation.

ZWF is accredited by the Zoological Association of America as a zoo and a

conservation facility that has everything from domestic animals and primates to large

predatory birds and mammals. There are dozens of exotic species at ZWF facility and

it offers more animal encounters than any South Florida zoo. Some of its most popular

exotics include a giant ant eater, sloth, Bengal tiger, white Bengal tiger, white handed

gibbon and an Eurasian eagle owl.

Ms. Tabraue obtained a Legal Assistance degree from Florida International University

and attended Nova University for her Bachelor degree in Professional Management

degree. She oversees and manages the day-to-day business segment of ZWF, including

handling and coordinating the accounting, finance and marketing responsibilities.

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to

successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire,

connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive

benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and

empower each other.

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Trip advisor has ranked Zoological Wildlife Foundation in the TOP 25 ZOOs in the United States.

“Being ranked in the top 25 Zoos in the United States is a true source of pride for the entire team at Zoological Wildlife Foundation and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.  There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers!”

Mario and Maria Tabraue, Owners of Zoological Wildlife Foundation