Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Our Out of Africa Wildlife Park experience started with a half-hour tour of the African Bush Safari’s Serngeti in a bus without windows.  A camel and giraffe systematically worked their way down a side of the bus collecting carrot sticks from visitors.  Several zebras also gathered for handouts from the guide/bus driver.  Along the way an ostrich and its giant eggs are worth a look.  Where in Africa can they be found?  A variety of horned antelope-like creatures could also be seen.  We then grabbed a tram to station 1 where we got off to walk on the dirt road and view the animals and their surroundings in the Wildlife Preserve.  There are numerous lions, tigers, and panthers as well as less African black bears, grizzlies, grey wolves, coati, and prairie dogs.  Some separate enclosures house colorful birds and large snakes.  After we cooled down with Hawaiian shaved ice and a mango smoothie, we observed the antics in the Tiger Splash Arena.  Guides and caretakers exercised Chalet, a three-year-old white tiger, with several air filled toys.  With the near 100 degree temperature, many animals were sleeping in shade.  Nevertheless, there were a few good photo opportunities.  Now we’re ready to plan for our own African safari.

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