African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation.
See animals in a completely different way from the traditional approach — visitors are caged in their car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.
First opened in 1969 with 40 lions in 3 reserves; today the African Lion Safari houses more than 1,000 animals comprised of over 100 species. After 40 years the African Lion Safari has been successful in breeding 30 endangered species and 20 threatened species. The original idea of “maintaining self-sustaining populations of species in decline” is still the priority.
The African Lion Safari provides an entertaining and educational environment in which to display and propagate animals in a safe manner that gives a unique viewing opportunity to it’s visitors. The African Lion Safari enhances the quality of the time spent by the visitors by developing a blend of education, entertainment and other environmental aspects, to improve respect for the land and the life it supports. The African Lion Safari safeguards ecosystems upon which life depends and which preserves the diversity of species that enable the systems to function. They have provided captive bred species to reintroduction programmes for release into the wild including Barn and Burrowing Owls, Trumpeter Swans, Ferruginous Hawks and a Bald Eagle.
Admission to African Lion Safari Includes:
Driving through large Game Reserves in your own vehicle. (Alternate transportation, Safari Tour Bus, available for an additional charge)
Leisurely cruise aboard the “African Queen” Boat.
Journey on the “Nature Boy” scenic railway.
Exciting and Educational Bird and Animal Shows;
- Learn about the flying styles of eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons as they soar above your head at the “Birds of Prey” flying demonstration.
- Match wits with beautiful parrots and other feathered friends
at “Parrot Paradise”.
- Watch as Asian elephants display their incredible strength, intelligence and agility at “Elephant Round-Up”.
Elephant Swim – Watch as our herd of Asian elephants frolic and play in the refreshing water of Recreation Lake.
Pets’ Corner – Come FACE TO FACE with a variety of animals and birds. Children can enjoy petting baby goats.
Misumu Bay Wet Play – Misumu Bay Wet Interactive water adventure for children. Seasonal. weather permitting. Height Restrictions Apply.
Animals You Will See
African Lion Safari, Canada’s Original Safari Adventure, maintains a collection of over 1,000 exotic birds and animals comprised of over 100 different species.
Sheep and Goats
Drive through Game Reserves and get closer than you ever imagined to majestic birds and animals from around the world. There are nine kilometres of trail, through seven large Game Reserves featuring Nairobi Sanctuary, Simba Lion Country, Duma Cheetah Preserve, Wankie Bushland Trail, Rocky Ridge Veldt, Eurasia and The Americas.
Where: 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton
When: Summer Hours until September 3, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
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365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall. I remember visiting the African Lion Safari when I was a young kid and the park first opened. It was great then. It’s even bigger and better now.
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