Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Safari

Before my little sister left to go home, we spent a day at the Natural Bridge Safari Park. Its "180 acres of drive-thru adventure"! Truly. I was semi-excited to go, but had a BLAST. It was really amazing. i was shocked something that awesome was so close and i had never been! The $12 per person is well spent! Once you have your pass you can go thru as many times as you want for that day. so we drove thru the safari then went and got lunch, then did the petting zoo part, then drove thru again. it took the whole day and we all had huge smiles the whole time. So to name some of the animals we saw {and felt and fed}...E African Bongo, Ostrich, Emu, Rhea, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Axis Deer, Pere David Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk {all 1000 lbs of him!}, Dromedary Camel, Bactrain Camel, Giraffe, Bongo, Llama, Oryx {3 breeds}, Eland, Blackbuck {india, not us}, nilgai, wildabeest, yak, bison, swamp water buffalo, scotch highland cattle, watusi, pot-bellied pig, zebra {beautiful!}...plus many more in the petting zoo area. more giraffe, kangaroo, lorikeets, huge turtles, goats, monkeys {a few different breeds}, tigers, warthogs, flamingos...i'm sure i missed some! there were lots! These pictures are not in order, sorry. i had hundreds of pictures that i needed to narrow down. I couldnt believe how beautiful some of the animals were. not the birds. i dont like birds! :) and they would weasel their little heads in looking for food and the whole car would be screaming and laughing as i was trying to drive away with their head still in the window {not to kill them, just to get away}. The only anmials that wouldnt come right up {and into!} your car are the babies. they are still naturally skittish. I would highly recommend it though!



































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