you and your group will be up close to some of planet's rarest creatures.
To maintain their well being and your safety, we ask you to review and
follow the guidelines below. You'll see animals at their best and everyone
will have a safe, and best of all, a fun day at the zoo!
Adult Guides are responsible for the safety
of the children.
and Basic Information
the Guidelines below with your group and encourage consideration toward
sure you have a map with a schedule of events on the back before you
leave the main entrance. This will describe the events and help you
plan your time and find all the activities among the 52-acres.
Restrooms are located in the gift shop and portable restrooms are
located in the Cypress Hammock. With larger groups, it is best to
plan breaks away from typical busy times like the rush immediately
before or after a show.
does not have a paging system, so pick a location to meet if someone
gets separated from the group.
of heavy rain or lightning, return to the gift shop. Do not stand
beneath a large tree or in Safari Canyon.
event of a minor scrape or cut, basic items like bandages and antiseptic
are located in the gift shop for you to apply. If there is a more
serious injury, please send someone to the nearest zoo staff member
or gift shop to call for medical attention.
preservation of the plants and animals, Naples Zoo is a non-smoking
environment. Cigarettes may be smoked in the parking area in front
of the gift shop.
your Group Safe and Having Fun
the children carefully especially in the playground areas. Because
of the inherent risk in any play area, all playgrounds are "play at
your own risk."
cross any barrier. If a personal item becomes located across a barrier,
please ask a keeper or staff member to retrieve it. Most zoo tragedies
reported in the national news arise from crossing barriers or trying
to touch wild animals. Carnivores can and do reach through the mesh.
your young guests on the paths. Be especially careful around the exotic
flora away from the main path. In addition to being very sharp, the
sap of some plants can be very irritating to the skin or permanently
damaging to eyes. The fruit of some of these plants can also be harmful
if eaten. And along with the typical hazards of tree climbing, native
animals including snakes often make homes up in the large Banyan type
your group to take their time. Running is not only risky on natural
paths, but it is also stressful to animals. Predators see running
creatures as prey and seeing this causes frustration by triggering
the instinct to chase. Prey species can often be spooked by the fast
movement and initiate an evasive retreat. Either one of these actions
can cause injury when an animal runs into objects in their environment
or a barrier fence.
remember,for the safety of the animals, no balloons, streamers, glitter,
confetti, glass, kazoos, whistles, pinatas, or straws are allowed in
staff will remove any adult or child guest found throwing objects
or shouting at animals and require at least one adult to stay with
the child or children in the parking area.
have read the above guidelines and reviewed them with the other adults
in my group. I have reviewed or will review these guidelines with my young
guests prior to zoo entry and we will abide by them. I will be responsible
for any and all damage caused by members of my group. I understand that
members of my group may be asked to leave if found risking the health
or safety of plants, animals or themselves by not following these guidelines.
Signed: _____/_____/_____ Date of Party:_____/_____/_____