(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)
Now through 11/14/21, Government/Military, Hospitality Industry, Healthcare, and Teacher & School employees can take advantage of our special promotion of $23.00 plus tax per person (with up to 4 additional guests in the same vehicle at the same low rate)! Present your government, military, healthcare, school or hospitality ID or paystub at the ticket booths to take advantage of this promotion!
Thanks to conservation efforts in the park, members of our Wildlife team, Kim and Dave, recently traveled to Namibia to assist the Giraffe Conservation Foundation with a photographic survey of giraffe in the region. Photo surveys allow researchers to get an idea of the overall population in the study area, as well as how the giraffe are moving, what resources are available to them and what the group dynamics are. All this information contributes to future conservation plans, such as relocation projects to help reestablish giraffe to their historical range.
In addition to photographing and IDing giraffe, they were also recording data on group sizes and individuals (which sometimes changed from day to day), GPS location, animal behavior, DNA sampling and participated in a water study in conjunction with Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Read on to hear more about Kim and Dave’s experiences on the trip.
Lion Country Safari Welcomes Extremely Rare New Species to the Safari
West Palm Beach, FL – Lion Country Safari is pleased to welcome two male eastern bongo antelope to the safari. Makumi and Bakari, one year old and two years old respectively, relocated to Lion Country Safari in late April. Following their arrival, they have spent some time acclimating to their new home, but are now visible to the public in the Kalahari Bushveldt section of the preserve.
Bongos are native to forest and savanna habitats in Africa. This species is listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is in decline as a result of habitat loss and hunting. Lion Country Safari is proud to care for bongos and to help support bongo conservation programs through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Lion Country Safari is Florida’s largest drive-through safari and is home to nearly 1,000 animals, including some of the world’s most iconic species roaming wide open natural habitats in large herds. Lion Country Safari continuously strives to be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire meaningful connections with wildlife. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.
Lion Country Safari Ranked “12 Best Zoos in Florida”
West Palm Beach, FL –Just weeks after being ranked one of the “10Best” safari parks in the country, Lion Country Safari ranked among the top 12 zoos in Florida by Trip101. Other zoos on the list include Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Zoo Miami. Lion Country Safari is the only safari park to be named on among the top zoos in Florida.
The list, released on trip101.com, features the best zoos to view rare and endangered species from around the world. Lion Country Safari cares for animals from 6 of the 7 continents, representing 90 different species, and is also currently home to the largest herd of zebra on record in the western hemisphere, one of the largest herds of giraffe in the United States, and a large herd of rhinos with a long history of breeding success.
Trip101 is a travel guide curating the best things to do and places to stay around the world. It features content by travel writers and enthusiasts and showcases some of the world’s most popular destinations.
Read more here: https://trip101.com/article/zoos-in-florida
Lion Country Safari is Florida’s largest drive-through safari and is home to nearly 1,000 animals, including some of the world’s iconic species roaming wide open natural habitats in large herds. Lion Country Safari continuously strives to be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire meaningful connections with wildlife. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.
Lion Country Safari Celebrating World Giraffe Day
West Palm Beach, FL – Lion Country Safari, home to one of the largest herds of giraffe in the country, is celebrating World Giraffe Day on June 20th, 2021, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. This year’s event will feature special keeper chats, crafts, educational displays and a raffle, the proceeds of which will be donated to giraffe conservation. In addition to offering fun and educational activities in Safari World, the park is also offering a “Show Your Spots” promotion in which the first 50 guests admitted to the park that wear giraffe-themed clothing will receive a complimentary animal feeding voucher to feed the giraffe.
World Giraffe Day was initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and is traditionally celebrated on June 21st, the longest day of the year in honor of the tallest land animal on the planet. It is a worldwide event celebrating giraffe and raising awareness of the threats giraffe face in the wild. Lion Country Safari is a proud supporter of giraffe conservation and GCF.
As a single species, giraffes are listed as “Vulnerable,” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and two of the subspecies (West African giraffe and Rothschild’s giraffe) are now listed as “Endangered.” Lion Country Safari is dedicated to the conservation of a number of rare or endangered species, including giraffe, through in situ conservation programs and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan.
Lion Country Safari is Florida’s largest drive-through safari and is home to over 1,000 animals, including some of the world’s most iconic species roaming wide open natural habitats in large herds. Lion Country Safari continuously strives to be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire meaningful connections. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.
West Palm Beach, FL –Lion Country Safari ranked among the top 10 safari parks in the United States by the USA Today’s “10Best” Readers' Choice contest. Ranked by popular vote, supporters chose from 20 of the top nominated wildlife parks selected by experts in the zoo and travel field. Lion Country Safari is the only park in Florida to be named among the top 10 safari parks and has earned a spot on the list four years in a row.
The list, released on June 4th, 2021 on 10best.com, ranks the top 10 parks to view exotic and endangered species from around the world. Lion Country Safari has been bringing the safari experience to families from across the country and across the world since 1967. Lion Country Safari is also unique in that the park not only displays animals in large herds, as many safari and wildlife parks do, but is also currently home to the largest herd of zebra on record in the western hemisphere, one of the largest herds of giraffe in the United States, and a large herd of rhinos with a long history of breeding success.
Read more here: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-safari-park/
Lion Country Safari is Florida’s largest drive-through safari and is home to over 1,000 animals, including some of the world’s iconic species roaming wide open natural habitats in large herds. Lion Country Safari continuously strives to be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire meaningful connections with wildlife. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.
3 Attractions…3 Months of Fun…1 Price!
THE ‘SUMMER SAVINGS PASS’ IS BACK!
Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Zoo Miami
to offer popular unlimited admission pass beginning May 10, 2021.
West Palm Beach, FL– May 6, 2021 - Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Zoo Miami will be offering a ‘Summer Savings Pass’ for the eleventh year in a row. The Summer Savings Pass will give pass holders unlimited admission (with reservations*) to all three attractions throughout the summer! 3 Attractions…3 Months of Fun…1 Low Price.
The Summer Savings Pass will be available for purchase at each of the participating parks, beginning on May 10, 2021, and will be valid for admission to each of the attractions until August 31, 2021. At $59.99 plus tax, per adult and $49.99 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12), this pass grants unlimited admission through August 31, 2021 to Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Zoo Miami. Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $34.99 plus tax, per adult, and $24.99 plus tax, per child. For more information on the Summer Savings Pass, visit www.summersavingspass.com
Please check individual attraction websites for hours, reservations* and any park amenities that may have been temporarily affected by COVID-19.
Lion Country Safari
Lion Country Safari, located in West Palm Beach, is a four-mile drive-through safari with over 1,000 animals (including giraffe, zebra, rhinos, lions, wildebeests, and more) roaming free, within inches of your vehicle. Admission includes entry to Safari World Adventure Park with animal habitats, encounters (giraffe feeding, bird feeding and petting zoo), rides, water spray ground, shopping, food, and thrills. Lion Country Safari is located on Southern Boulevard (SR80), just 15 miles west of I-95/10 miles west of the Turnpike. The park is open daily. For more information, call (561) 793-1084 or visit www.LionCountrySafari.com
Enjoy amazing marine mammal shows with dolphins and sea lions that delight children of all ages. Make a feathered friend at the new Penguin Isle exhibit and even get the chance to meet them! See world-class sea life exhibits with manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more. Learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with the friendly, intelligent and graceful dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. Connect up close and personal…and become friends for life!
Miami Seaquarium is minutes from downtown Miami, on the Rickenbacker Causeway, on the way to Key Biscayne. The park is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information or to book a dolphin interaction experience, call (305) 365-2501 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com
Travel the world in one day by foot, on a safari cycle or on a tram tour! With almost 750 acres and 4 miles of walkways, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 different species. From jaguars in the Amazon, tigers in Asia, to koalas in Australia and crocodiles here in our very own backyard–the Florida Everglades-a trip to Zoo Miami will transport you around the globe. Don’t forget to visit the Conservation Action Center, a new indoor interactive exhibit where you can crawl through a “python” to learn about invasive species, whack out environmental threats in “Habitat Whack A Mole” or race to scoop the “poop” in a composting game. Plus, enjoy water play areas and up-close animal encounters and feedings!
Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street: Miami, FL 33177. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org or call (305) 251-0400.
West Palm Beach, FL – On Saturday, April 17th, 2021, Lion Country Safari welcomed a baby Plains zebra to its herd. The foal is the first born to the herd this year. The foal and mom are spending quality time together and are visible to guests from their cars in the Hwange section of the safari, along with the rest of the zebra herd. Lion Country Safari is one of only a few drive-through safari experiences in the United States.
Plains zebra are listed as Near Threatened with a decreasing population by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Of the three species of zebra (Plains, Mountain, and Grevy’s), the Plains zebra is the most abundant, but all 3 species are in peril due mostly to poaching and habitat loss. Lion Country Safari is home to largest herd of zebra on record in the United States with nearly 60 zebra under its care.
West Palm Beach, FL –On Friday, February 5th, Lion Country Safari’s chimpanzees will share their pick for the winners of Super Bowl LV. The park’s chimpanzees will have an opportunity to select between bright, colorful enrichments representing the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As the chimpanzees shift from one island to the next around 11:00a.m., they will race to grab their favorite items and predict by popularity the winner of this year’s Super Bowl.
Lion Country Safari has an exceptional enrichment program, with animals receiving mentally and/or physically stimulating food, items, or activities daily. By providing the animals in their care with this enrichment, the park can provide holistic care for the animals. “We truly believe that happy animals are healthy animals, here at Lion Country Safari,” says Brian Dowling, Wildlife Director. Part of the fun of enrichments is providing variety, with enrichments often being themed around major holidays and events. The Super Bowl provides a great opportunity to enhance the enrichment program and join in on the fun.
The chimpanzees look forward to their enrichments daily, especially enrichments such as the papier-mâché Super Bowl-themed items, which provide opportunities for them to forage or tear open the boxes. “We know that they’re really happy because chimpanzees express their emotions in a variety of ways—happiness, for example, is often conveyed through smiles, enthusiastic hugs, and loud vocalizations called ‘pant hoots,’” says Curator of Conservation, Research, and Chimpanzees Dr. Tina Cloutier Barbour.
Chimpanzees, currently classified as endangered due to a population decrease across Africa, face a number of threats to their existence. Habitat loss, disease, and wildlife trafficking are all major contributing factors to the species’ decline. Lion Country Safari is a proud participant in both the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Chimpanzee Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) programs; Dr. Tina Cloutier Barbour serves as the Chimp SSP coordinator and the Chimp SAFE program leader for these Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) programs. SSP and SAFE programs allow zoos to care for healthy, genetically viable populations of threatened animals and focus the combined expertise within AZA-accredited facilities to save species.