My mom, grandma, and I went to Lion Country Safari Park, and I thought you’d like to see some of the animals.
As a reminder, if you go to Florida, a lion will not walk up to your car regularly. This is inside of a park or cage-less zoo (it was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1967). It was located in the middle of nowhere, but now new communities built up all around it. It’s divided up into preserves; this is first one Las Pampas, South American grasslands.
This is just the beginning of what weirdness will go on. The big brown things are South American Tapirs. The big brown bird on the ground looking at the camera is the Brown Pelican (BTW State Bird of Louisiana). There is a gray-ish brown blur in the background, which is a Rhea (like a mini-ostrich). The white bird is a photobomber (no idea what it is).
This is an ostrich looking boss (they were fighting at the fence lines at each “preserve”).
These are two Greater Kudus enjoying some salad. Well, if that lettuce were in a bowl with some dressing on it, I’d eat it.
Herd of the Chicken Mc Nuggets of the wild (also known as impala; also they are enclosed far away from the lions).
A blackbuck (I think) right in front of the car. There are signs everywhere to drive slow because they don’t know what cars are. Plus, you want to take your time and enjoy the safari slowly.
Wildebeest grazing by itself. The entire time my mom was taking that picture, I was praying it did not run up and buck the car.
And then there’s THAT. No, it is not a moving leather couch. That is a rhinoceros. That big horn was five feet from the car. I mean it.
Zebras. Right there. Look at that face, “I’m just passing, you can wait.”
My favorite safari animal, the giraffe! To feed them, you have to climb this tower-slope. They also eat organic romaine lettuce. They are 60% bigger than they look on-screen.
Ah, the lions. My mom tells me than when she was a child, there was no fence, and the lions would use cars as cat trees. LOL. Probably why they put up a fence (tearing up people’s cars or the risk of getting your hand taken off).
Flamingos, a FL native.
This is not all. There is goat feeding, bird feeding, fish feeding, small rides, a mini-waterpark. A lot to do in a day!
Hope you enjoyed the post!
~Grace (Kit Housefolk)