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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens by using our Naples trip itinerary planner .
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  • I am sorry to say that the Naples Zoo is most definite not worth a visit. The zoo is extremely small, the animals are rarely visible in their enclosures and they provide only limited explanations on t...  more »
  • Convenient location, easy parking, very well organized and kept up zoo. Beautiful water features, gorgeous animals, even food is tasty! Great place to spend the day  more »
  • Very nice, we found the Naples Zoo. There's not only animals, also the gardens are worth a visit and well maintained. You can see the monkey Islands during a boat trip on Lake laid out. On hot days you can find enough shade under the trees.
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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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