Why should you visit our zoo? First and foremost, you are helping to support our mission with your admission. Secondly, we offer a truly unique and intimate experience with our animals that is lacking in larger institutions. You may have visited a large zoo, dealt with crowds, sun, sore feet, and an empty wallet, yet not learned anything on your visit. Over half of zoo visitors don't read educational material. Larger zoos now offer keeper talks to connect with the visitors at certain exhibits.
Our zoo is a complete guided zoo student talk. We introduce the animals to you, explain about their status in the wild, talk about their unique adaptations, and let you know what it like to work with them. You learn about the real situations facing wildlife, and how zoos like ours have contributed to their future. The Florida International Teaching Zoo is not designed as a rescue. We don't take pet tigers. We keep animals that teach our students, and animals that contribute to their survival as a species.
Come see what it's all about!