Over 900 WILD animals including lions, giraffe, zebras, ostrich and rhinos live in Palm Beach County’s backyard. At Lion Country Safari, large herds of animals from 6 continents roam free, while humans visiting are enclosed (in their vehicles).
After visiting the four-mile drive through safari, there’s more to explore in Safari World Amusement Park including 6 rides, animal shows, giraffe and bird encounters, a water sprayground, dozens of animal exhibits and more.
Be sure to allow five hours to see everything WILD at Lion Country Safari. Mornings are a great time to visit because most animals get fed then – many of the antelope chow down right next to the road. Cooler days or rainy days are also great times to visit because the animals tend to be more active then. Drive at a slow pace so you don’t miss any animals – they have many acres to roam in their habitat and some of the babies may be hiding in the grass next to the road or in your rear view mirror.
Speaking of babies, in 2012, Lion Country Safari welcomed over 60 animal births. 2013 should bring in even more births – starting with our first birth of the New Year, a blackbuck. If you are lucky enough to be on safari in early 2013, you may even see a giraffe give birth!
Some of the top things to see and do at Lion Country Safari:
- Be just feet away from the world’s largest herd of zebra (outside of the wild herds in Africa)
- Feed a giraffe
- See the oldest-known living chimpanzee in the world, Little Mama
- Ride the 55-foot Ferris wheel
- See one of the country’s only true pride of lions, something rarely seen in captivity
- Cool down in the interactive water sprayground
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
West Palm Beach, FL
Blog post courtesy of Lion Country Safari.