Dade City's WIld Things, Dade City

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  • overall, this was a once in a lifetime experience. the tiger we played with was energetic and not forced to play with us. when he was tired, the staff member brought him back inside for a little while...  more »
  • This is one of the best little zoo's in Florida. I'm in love with the old "mom and pop" style zoo's. A more hands on approach. A living and caring staff, who genuinely care about the animals, there ne...  more »
  • I wasn't sure what I'd find since I'd read a lot of mixed reviews but I thought I'd see for myself. We were on vacation and thought it might be a good way to spend a day. Everyone was so knowledgeable...  more »
  • My son loves animals and dreams one day becoming an exotic veterinarian. While looking for something interesting to do over the weekend, we came across Wild Things Zoo. Along with the zoo’s website, we also read the unfortunate news of what they’re going through. I am so happy it did not stop us making a trip. We had a great time. You can really see the deep loving relationships between the animals and keepers. We loved the hands on interactions and friendly staff. Can’t brag enough on this place. We truly loved the experience.
  • The information we read lead us to believe this was a safari type park/ride. Animals in their natural habitat setting. They were almost all in cages, and still we were not allowed to get off the tram and get a closer look. No pictures were allowed to be taken. You could pay an additional minimum of $20 per animal and have them, take photos, that they would email you, to print yourself within 48 hours. On an up note. Our guide for our ride was very friendly and helpful. He made what there was of the experience pleasant.
  • Love Dade City Wild Things! The grounds and gardens are just beautiful and the animals are amazing. The tour guides are knowledgeable and often share the stories behind each animal. They offer the best summer camp my child has ever been to! We have also been to the “so-called competitor “ and would gladly go to Dade City Wild Things any day over going to Tampa. The owners at Dade City Wild Things are friendly and caring. They know each animal by name and more importantly, the animals know them! It is very clear that the animals love the owners and that they are well cared for.
  • Loved our visit! We did the animal experience with the tiger cub, otter, fox and anteater and every animal was happy and healthy. The handlers clearly care for the animals, and the animals seemed bonded to them as well. We will come back, even though it's seven hours from home!
  • I would rate this a 0 if I could. I have be quiet about what happened to me, but it's time to speak up. This Lady who runs the places is a THIEF! Last year I came in to volunteer. You have to pay for a tour to volunteer which is unheard of anyways I paid tour and animal encounter. I asked when is orientation, they kept saying next week next week every week i came in. IT WAS A SCAM! SHE DIDN'T HAVE A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION & SHE REFUSED TO GIVE ME A REFUND. SHE WAS SO RUDE TO ME! MIND YOU I WAS A STUDENT I PAID $26.00 THAT IS ALOT LOST. DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING MORE THAN A RUDE RACIST LADY WHO SCAMS PEOPLE WHO REALLY DO WANT TO HELP ANIMALS. I LOVE ANIMALS. I WANT TO BECOME A ZOOLOGIST SO I TOOK THIS SERIOUSLY. YEA DON'T VOLUNTEER AT THIS PLACE AND DON'T COME. SHE WAS SO NASTY TO ME WHEN ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS HELP. IF THAT DOESN'T SHOW HOW MEAN AND RUDE SHE IS I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL.
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