Quality Inn & Suites Golf Resort
4100 Golden Gate Pkwy.
Naples, FL 34116
Phone: (239) 455-1010
Fax: (239) 455-4038
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Su to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a conservation zoo that emphasizes natural animal behavior rather than animals performing tricks. The zoo also stresses education; it allows its visitors to take a hands-on approach to nature. The "Meet the Keeper" series includes informational exhibits with question and answer sessions. Visitors can experience close encounters with alligators at "Alligator Bay", where the alligators swim up to 11 mph and jump out of the water to catch their prey, and with white tigers at Tiger Forest. The Primate Expedition Cruise, a 20-minute ride along several small islands on which many endangered species live, is another crowd favorite. There's also a 52-acre botanical garden on the grounds. Food is available, and there is a picnic shelter, but alcohol, plastic lids and straws are prohibited.