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Caribbean Gardens, Naples, Florida

Address Caribbean Gardens: The ZOO in Naples
How to Find it: Traveling on I-75 from North or East: Take Exit 105 (Golden Gate Parkway) and drive west toward the beach. Continue about four miles to intersect Goodlette-Frank Road. Turn left heading south on Goodlette-Frank Road. The zoo is on the left just one block south of the Golden Gate Parkway at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center Mall. From North Naples and Bonita Springs: Driving south down US 41, look for our entrance sign on the left one block south of the Golden Gate Parkway just past the Coastland Center Mall. Turn left onto Fleischmann Boulevard and cross Goodlette-Frank Road into our parking area. The zoo is about 14 miles from Bonita Springs. From Marco Island and Everglades City: Drive north on US 41. Turn right on Goodlette-Frank Road. Goodlette-Frank Road is just past the bridge over Naples Bay inside the Naples city limits by the Comfort Inn across from the Tin City Waterfront Shops & Restaurants. The Zoo will be on the right on the east side of the street just over two miles ahead. The zoo is about 20 miles from Marco Island and just over 35 miles from Everglades City.
Open: HOURS:Arrive early and allow four or more hours to enjoy all the shows, cruise, and exhibits! Open 363 days a year. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.* 9:30 to 5:30 Last ticket is sold at 4:30
Prices: Adults ages 13 through 64 $18.75 Seniors ages 65 and up $17.75 Children ages 3 through 12 $10.50 Children ages 2 and under Free
Area: 52 acres
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Jul 2008

Official Description

What is Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens?
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, kangaroos, and monkeys. In addition, you'll also discover
feature exhibits and an array of more rarely seen creatures like the African wild dogs or an Asian deer that barks and eats meat.

Visitor Reviews

Review submitted by Robert, Anna and Grandson Trenton July 2008

We enjoyed a delightful day at The Naples Zoo.

The animals, vegetation and educational activities were all good.  The areas were clean and well kept.

There are several play areas for children.  Activities are scheduled so you can easily see everything. 

We recommend you bring Mosquito Spray along with the sun screen.

Species List

Alligator mississipiensis
Pogona minima
Arctictis binturong
Felis caracal
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Cottonmouth moccasin
Agkistrodon piscivorus
Cougar (plus Florida panther info)
Puma concolor
Canis lupus dingo
Gazella dorcas
Dumeril's ground boa
Acrantophis dumerili
Cephalophus silvicultor
Fossa (on exhibit in July 2008)

Cryptoprocta ferox

Gila monster
Heloderma suspectum
Hylobates lar
Hawk, Red-shouldered

Buteo lineatus

Hedgehog, African

Atelerix albiventris

Crocuta crocuta
Iguana, Cuban rock
Cyclura nubila nubila
Iguana, Green
Iguana iguana
Aepyceros melampus
Jungle Cat

Felis chaus

Kangaroo, eastern gray
Macropus giganteus
Kangaroo, red
Macropus rufus
Macropus fuliginosus

Lampropeltis getula

Kingsnake, Brooks
Lampropeltis getula brooksi
Kingsnake, Scarlet
Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
Potos flavus
Cyprinus carpio
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Varecia variegata variegata
Eulemur fulvus fulvus
Varecia variegata rubra
Eulemur fulvus rufus
Lemur catta
Eulemur fulvus albifrons
Panthera pardus
Panthera leo
Lizard, Dabb Spiny-tailed

Uromastyx acanthinura

Genus Ara
Milk Snake, Honduran
Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis
Monitor, White-throated

Varanus albigularis albigularis

Colobus guereza
Ateles geoffroyi
Erythrocebus patas
Muntiacus reevesi
Leopardus pardalis
Owl, Eastern Screech

Otus asio

Psittacus erithacus
Genus Ara
Erythrocebus patas

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

Pine Snake, Louisiana

Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni

Hystrix cristata
Python regis
Python molurus bivittatus
Python, Reticulated

Python reticulatus

Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback
Crotalus adamanteus
Rattlesnake, Massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus
Rattlesnake, Dusky Pygmy
Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
Rattlesnake, Timber (Canebrake)
Crotalus horridus
Rat snake, Red
Elaphe guttata guttata
Rat snake, Yellow

Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata

Red River Hogs
Potamochoerus porcus
Savannah monitor
Varanus exanthematicus
Scorpion, Emperor
Pandinus imperator
Leptailurus serval
Hylobates syndactylus
Skunk, striped
Mephitis mephitis
Choloepus hoffmanni
Corucia zebrata
Ateles geoffroyi
Panthera tigris jacksoni
Geochelone pardalis
Tortoise, Red footed
Geochelone carbonaria
Wallaby, Parma
Macropus parma
Lycaon pictus
Equus burchelli antiquorum
Zebra, Grant's
Equus burchelli boehmi

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