Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wildlife Safari, The Rest

We continue on through the animal park. After the bison were these elk.

The view was pretty awesome. I wish I owned this 600 acres. Not necessarily with all these animals though.

I was a little disappointed that the giraffes and elephants weren't out and about, or at least in larger areas.

Indian elephants.

African elephants.

Some of these I don't know. Different kinds of deer and antelope.

We think the little white deer like creatures in the back are somehow color coded, like sex-link chickens. We saw a bunch of the white ones with a few brown ones with antlers hanging our nearby. One in particular brown one was hot on the trail of a white one. Like spring fling thing in the air type of pursuit. Don't know what the big hairy yak things are.

Monkey Island. A couple of gibbons.

Wildlife Safari is supposed to be known for their cheetah breeding program. I was rather disappointed that this was the only one we saw and it was hard to see him because their enclosure was so far back. 

Unlike these Sumatran tigers whose enclosure was right next to the road.

All in all it wasn't too bad. I guess I was expecting more openness and more animals roaming around in that openness.  But I guess I can understand why it is as it is. 

As a general rule I'm not in favor of "zoos" because I have seen pens too small that caused obvious neurosis in its inhabitants. But if the animals have lots of room to roam then it's not so bad. At least the areas were nice and clean and the animals (with the exception of a few raggedy ostriches) looked good and healthy.

As a final statement I would not hesitate to bring visitors to our area there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this place! We did the bear area 3 times in a row :0)
But yes, very expensive! But I agree the animals look well cared for,
and clean.
Looks like you had a great time visiting too.