This post is LONG overdue, we went here in June 2010 and I meant to post about it then, even saved it as a draft and really thought that I HAD posted it…sigh. I was telling a friend about the Wild Animal Safari Park the other day and said it was on my blog and then when I went to check I realized that it wasn’t! So while it is a bit late you know the saying…better late than never ;p
We had heard about the Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari and decided to take a day trip and go check it out, plus we had free tickets from the Deplayment program so we didn’t want to let those go to waste! Pine Mountain, GA is about 2 hours from where we are.
I would HIGHLY recommend that you rent one of the Safari Vans instead of driving your own vehicle through, you get mobbed and slobbed on by all the animals, it’s quite gross! Notice the sign at the entrance (photo above) says Enter At Your Own Risk, LOL! The van rental was only $12 and well worth it, although it could’ve had AC that worked…
Bea all decked out for the Safari ride
Us with our Safari Rental Van
Notice the lack of windows and the abundance of saftey bars
Mr. B ready to drive through the wild safari
The kids all ready with their food to feed the animals
This is what it looks like as you enter the park
The giraffe was quick to hurry over and check for goodies
Never been this close up to a giraffe before!
He wasted no time sending his purple tongue in to grab food from the kids
This is why you can’t leave the windows without bars down, the animals have NO respect for personal space, LOL
Look at this cute fellow
The kids were excited to see him walking our way
And he was ready to gobble up some treats
Even this guy came by to say hello
This guy proceeded to slobber all over Mr. B’s pants
Notice the towel now on his lap to mop up the slobber?! This guy was hungry and when Mr. B did not give him a treat
he told him just how he felt about that
I could not/would not keep my window down, every time I tried something like this would happen…and that was just a little too close for comfort for me
Who knew their tongues could curl like that?!
As you can see this car exiting is still surrounded by animals
Then we headed over to the small zoo & petting area
Boo petting the baby goats
And after all that fun it was time to eat and Boo just had to get a picture taken in this booth at Mc Donald’s
We had a great time and it was certainly a unique experience!