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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Naples

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Once a private garden for botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens opened as a zoo in 1969. Most of the original garden plan remains, and the zoo's pathways meander through thick Caribbean foliage. The main pathway is about 1.6 km (1 mi) with exhibits lining either side. Consider purchasing a ticket for the primate cruise on the man-made lake in the center of the park. The zoo's primate inhabitants populate the islands in the middle of the lake, and a ride on the catamaran is the only way to view them. Alligator Bay is home to the American alligator species. Check presentation times at the reception area to see the beasts during their feeding time. Plan to visit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens during your Naples vacation using our convenient Naples trip itinerary maker.
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  • We visited the zoo with 3 kids. They loved the boat tour. Also have many table to eat lunch. We recommend it!  more »
  • The Naples zoo is small with a wide variety of animals. The location is convenient with a huge parking area. The grounds are shaded and each viewing area has a well written and informative poster for ...  more »
  • Our first stop was the zoo, highlight was feeding the giraffes. I would recommend for families! Just don't expect to see many animals during the summer, must be their slow season, understandable due t...  more »
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  • Cute little zoo. It takes no more than half a day. The monkey cruise is the best. You get on a pontoon and visit different monkeys on different islands. You can also feed a giraffe. Great experience.
  • Small zoo but unique. Feeding the giraffes was great. The birds make funny chatter. Seen an alligator resting in the water, lot of the animals are hiding in the hot part of the day. Best to go in morning or a cooler overcast day. The boat ride to see the primates was included in the entrance fee. Nice boat ride.
  • Great zoo for children - small size allows you to "see everything" in just a few hours. Boat rides to see the monkeys is always a hit. Animal shows are also a plus. But the giraffe feeding seems to be the most popular activity. Small, clean, well run, with friendly staff - a great experience
  • I had a great time here. It's like a nature walk a nice boat ride and lots of everlasting memories. Take your family and spend a fun afternoon here. You will lot regret it.
  • Small but easy to navigate and generally well shaded from the sun. Everything is clean and fairly well kept. There are a few events where you get to watch an animal show or meet the keepers every day. You can see the whole zoo in a half day or so, even with taking your time.

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