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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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  • A nice array of animals thrown in with a lot of friendly staff gives you a nice feeling while walking around the zoo. Children loved it but also great to go for adults without kids. The give rain chec...  more »
  • We had a couple hours to kill once the rain stopped and chose to visit the Naples Zoo. It has been many years since visiting any zoo, so it seemed a little expensive for the size of the zoo. The park ...  more »
  • This zoo has a fantastic alligator feeding presentation. 16 gators come up on a beach with 4 human feeders/trainers. Amazing what happens......The python is 19 feet long....a must see!  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great little zoo. Really liked to see the alligator feeding. Our son appreciated it a lot more when he realized I was only teasing him that we were feeding him to the gators.