FITZ is open on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm. Tours begin at 2, 3 and 4 pm. Our capacity per tour is 25 people, so please call ahead to reserve your space. Cash or Check accepted. Your admission includes a guided tour and artifact presentation.
The Florida International Teaching Zoo (FITZ) promotes public education through conservation and reproduction of endangered and rare animals. Our zoo is a complete guided zoo keeper 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.
The Florida International Teaching Zoo(FITZ) is 'giddy' about our Newest Animal Encounter. And it's no laughing matter. FITZ is home to one of America's Few African Spotted Hyena pairs (The Laughing Kind).