Springtime in the Safari
If you have been to the Safari Off Road Adventure—then you have likely seen our European Brown Bears going for a swim and our African Elephants coating themselves in mud to keep cool. These 1200+ animals, representing a variety of the world’s mammals, birds, and reptiles are housed in the safari year round. The animal care team works tirelessly 365 days a year making sure each animal has food, water, enrichment, shelter, exercise, and veterinary care. Now, Spring is upon us and we are going to start seeing some incredible changes in the safari animals. Winter coats will begin to shed, natural forage will begin to grow, and baby animals will be abound.
The Spring is also a time for exciting educational programs that you and your family can be a part of. Wild Encounters consist of safari’s education staff bringing a diverse group of outreach animals to schools, libraries, and community centers. The programs teach kids and adults alike about the world of animals using ambassador animals such as Rico, the Two-toed Sloth, and Ariel, a Blue and Gold Macaw. If you were hoping to make your way to the safari—there are quite a few programs as well. Silver Safaris and Safari Off Road Education Days are for seniors and students respectively, and includes an open truck tour, a meet and greet with some smaller animals at Camp Aventura, a giraffe feed, and an animal show at Safari Discoveries. If you haven’t booked one yet, check out the website to plan your next adventure!