Drive Through Inventors – Lion Country Safari

Posted in North America | September 23, 2010 | Comment Now

Long before the concept of a drive through fast food joint could have been created, Lion Country Safari came up with the idea of a drive-through. Sitting in the comforts of your own car, which may be air-conditioned, it would be extremely smooth an experience to drive through the four-mile drive-through sort of a safari. Drive through and you can witness almost a thousand animals who roam around freely which belong to a hundred different species.

Take your time out and enjoy all of these antics – the white rhinos, lions, zebras, African elephants, chimps, and giraffe – and this would mean you might even witness a number of other creatures that could fascinate any wildlife enthusiast’s soul. If you visit the Lion Country Safari grounds during the feeding time, which is at around 10:30 am, it would bring you to inches of the wild animal of your choice.

Your adventure will not stop right there. Post your drive which describes ‘leisure’, you could park your car and drop in at the Safari World. The walk through entertainment area is shrouded with trees. This experience might actually bring out the kid in you; as you witness the Animal Theatre presentations or visit the petting zoo. Take a hike with the nature walk or opt for the boat tour. The animal themed carousels and the amusement rides are also quite a hit.

In Rewind Mode:

Lion Country Safari was conceptualized and developed by a group of British and South African entrepreneurs who wished to combine the experience of an African game park and that of a family Safari. When the Safari first opened in the year 1967, dozens of lions could be found roaming around without a care in the world. This was located at the rural Western Palm Beach County, Florida.

This turned out to be the first cageless drive through that was created in America, and it helped revolutionize the philosophies of wildlife management and zoo policies.  Ever since its inception, it has continued to be a leader when it comes to educating people about wildlife and the conservation; and has provided for a natural environment when it comes to endangered species, where they can live and procreate. The safari officials have seen a lot of success in the case of breeding within the African Elephants, giraffes and the rhinoceros.

In order to encourage repeat visitors and get in some new ones, they reduced the number of lions and began working on getting more species involved.

Safari World was added later and this happened in the year 1983.

Information For The Enthusiasts:

Lion Country Safari is open every day of the year, come rain or sunshine. The timings are 10 am to 5:30 pm. The last car will be admitted at around 4:30; but it would be suggested that you set aside at least 3 – 4 hours to enjoy this wildlife extravaganza.

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