(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)
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.