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What is Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens?


A Day Full of Activities

Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet much more than a walk-through zoo. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable institution also features a full day of fun activities. The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a fascinating history.

In this tropical setting, you can take delight at seeing many of your favorite animals like lions, giraffes, monkeys, pythons, and bears. In addition, you'll also discover feature exhibits and an array of more rarely seen creatures like the fosas of Madagascar or an Asian deer that barks and eats meat.

Combining conservation and recreation, Naples Zoo offers fun for every generation. You'll also discover a number of ways to get involved in helping animals. The zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is an institutional member of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.


A Trusted Nonprofit

Accredited as both a zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is an award-winning charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization reaching over 350,000 guests a year with its conservation and education mission and caring for rare flora and fauna here and around the world including planting over 25,000 trees a year in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.


Without You, There is No Zoo

Unlike many zoos, Naples Zoo receives no funding from the City, County, or State. Without donors like you, children would not have the joy of hand-feeding a giraffe or seeing new fascinating animals like the giant anteater.