you and your young guests 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
arrival in the zoo parking area, keep your group in the parking areas
while the Group Leader announces your arrival.
One of our staff
will come out to count and stamp hands. This will expedite the fastest
entry into the zoo.
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 additional restrooms are
located near the Cypress Hammock along Shoreline Trail. 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 to the child. 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 three 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 for the children,
but it is also stressful to animals. Predators see children as prey
and seeing a child run 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.
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.
for Young Explorers
together with your adult guide. The adults will have maps and schedules
to help everyone enjoy their day.
Explorers and Adult Guides are never to cross any barrier fence or
attempt to touch any of the wild animals. They will all bite.
on the paths. Be careful around the plants and trees. Many are sharp
and some are poisonous. Do not eat any fruit.
your time. Running is not permitted.
climb any tree.
objects at any animal is strictly forbidden. Items like coins, rocks,
and even straws have blinded or killed animals in zoos around the
your friends and everyone enjoy the shows and cruise. Be quiet or
whisper and stay seated.
this is the animals' home. Do not shout or scream.
at the zoo. Please place aluminum cans and plastic in recycling receptacles
and trash in garbage cans.
happy to answer your questions. Ask any of your questions at the end
of any activity.
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:_____/_____/_____