|Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee, FL|
|Rhino in the Road|
|History Repeating itself|
Please Note: You cannot drive through the Safari in a convertible or motorcycle. They have vehicles for rent, if you need one. You cannot go through with your windows down either. Also your pet has to stay in one of their kennels.When we got to the entrance of the safari itself, we popped in the CD. We all three had our cameras. The weather was still overcast. Here are some pictures:
When we got to the next section, it was the lion section. There is a fence around them now. It was not always like that, but people are people and some do not follow rules and therefore got hurt. There are also Rangers in zebra colored trucks driving around inside with the lions patrolling.
I seemed to have caught this lion’s attention. I did not realize that my flash was going off every time I took a picture of him. Oooops, sorry lion. Here is what we saw next:
There was also a Monkey Section.
Then last but not least the Giraffes.
After the end, you hand in your CD and go to the Adventure Park. This is a small park with various activities like, miniature golfing, boat rides, kiddie rides, Ferris wheel that even the adults can ride, petting zoo and water area.
The water area was nice. Nadia brought her bathing suit. They have changing rooms. There was a covered area where we sat and watched. I think if I had my suit, I may have run through the water jets to cool down. Although overcast, it was still hot out.
Afterwards we all ate lunch in the quick service restaurant. Looked through the gift shop, of course. We then headed over to the petting zoo and other animal exhibits. Nadia and Lu-Anne fed some goats and then we went over to feed the Giraffes. I love this part. They are just down right magnificent, especially when you are up so close. They were so gentle and cute. I believe it cost like $2 or $2.75 to feed them.
We then headed over to the Camel Rides. These were $5 a rider. You just went once around a large circle and once around a small circle. We decided to give it a try. Nadia and I rode together, she was in front and I was on the hump. It was definitely different from being on a horse, a bit wobbly. The camel was really gentle and he let us take pictures of him and pet him afterwards.
After we were done with the park, we decided to drive through the Safari one more time before we left. You can drive through however many times you want without having to pay extra.
As we drove home, Nadia fell asleep in the car. We all had a GREAT day :)