SafariSondra : January 9, 2014 6:00 am : Blog Post
Courtesy: Gunnar Ries
Have you wondered how animals survive in the harsh environments, like in the Arctic? Today we’re going to talk about the Arctic wolf, who has adapted to live in one of the harshest climates on earth. The Arctic wolf lives in the Arctic Circle where it is freezing or below freezing all of the time.
How do they do it? They put on a special winter coat and have other special adaptations that allow them to live in the cold. They also have shorter legs, shorter muzzles and have fur in special places, like in between the pads on their paws. Come see our resident Arctic wolf the next time you’re in the area!
SafariSondra : December 24, 2013 6:07 am : Blog Post
Bison used to number in the millions and roam freely over the Great Plains. These heavyweights can weigh over a ton and stand over 6 feet at their shoulders. They graze on grass and other greenery and have thick shaggy coats. They also have long sharp horns that can be up to two feet long!
Nowadays bison live mainly on preserves and ranches . You can visit us and see these wonderful guys roaming in our drive-through section. Their size can be surprising when you see them up close and personal!
SafariSondra : December 18, 2013 10:42 am : Blog Post
Liger might sound like a made up word, but ligers are real! They are the result of breeding between a lion father and a tiger mother. The result is a liger, which is the largest breed of cats in the world. A full-grown male can stand over 10 feet tall on his hand legs!
Our park currently has three female ligers. These cats share much with their non-hybrid counterparts. They are carnivorous, curious and active, and have characteristics of both lions and tigers. For instance, they can have faint stripes and a bit of a mane!
SafariSondra : December 17, 2013 3:12 pm : Blog Post
The giraffe is always a family favorite here at Wild Animal Safari. Maybe it’s because they are so unique, tall and gentle, but people sure seem to take to them. Our park’s giraffe is called Jigsaw George and he’s quite a character.
Giraffes are one animal that never get mistaken for any other. They are tall and have interesting features. Did you know that a giraffe’s neck has the same amount of vertebrae as ours but that their front legs are about 10% longer? That is why they have such an interesting gait! We hope you come by and check out our giraffe and the rest of our animal family!