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Lion Country Safari:

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The amusement park has wildlife among beautiful gardens and jungles, giraffe feeding, lorikeet feeding, fish feeding, budgie feeding, rides, gem & fossil panning, safari boat ride, camel rides, paddle boat ride, safari splash water playground, mini-golf, exhibit talks, animal exhibits, petting zoo, cafeteria, gift shops, snack stations and bathrooms along the way.

The drive-thru preserve includes brown pelican, aldabra tortoise, rhea, South American tapir and llama from the grasslands; African lions of Gorongosa reserve; impala, greater kudu, aoudad; watusi, waterbuck, ostrich, wildebeest and eland of Serengeti plains and many more.

The animals are out in the open except for the lions which are fenced in for extra security. The animals generally don't bother your car but always stay on the safe side in case there is a change in their mood. You will be warned to keep your windows closed and doors locked for the entire drive; the maximum speed is 8 mph. You will be given a CD at the ticket booth for listening to as you drive through the preserve, it will talk about the animals you will encounter and the regions they are found in. At the end of the drive they will collect back the CD. You are free to drive through the preserve again as many times as you want with your days' admission.

The Good Earth Farm:

Very closely located to the Lion Country Safari. The Good Earth Farm is family owned and not for profit, it's a sanctuary where they save animals, a petting zoo, pony rides for children, hay rides, cafe, and home of Chocolate Chip Animal Rescue.

You will find a pony that has become a surrogate mom to a baby lamb, a talking bird that immediately greets you with a hello, mini cow, donkey, zebra and others.

Information written on their flyer Web. includes that: they rescue large farm animals and rehabilitate them, they offer classes, horse camp, field trips, pet psychic, reiki master, volunteering, animal assisted therapy with children, birthdays, weddings and more.

Schedule: Sundays 10am-3pm Sept to April

Prices: $15 children 3 months to 90 pounds which includes pony ride and unlimited hayrides. $12 for all others.

Free parking in front of barn.

Requirements: Must wear closed shoes, no flip flops/sandals for your own safety.

Caution: Do not touch the animals on the butt or face as they will try to bite.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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