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Wildlife Safari In Winston, Oregon
Located in the picturesque hills of Southern Oregon, Wildlife Safari is home to over 600 animals from 100 different species. Opened in 1972, it is the only drive-through animal park in the state. Wildlife Safari is dedicated to conservation, education, and animals in wide-open spaces. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
Go on an animal adventure safari and see some of the rarest, most endangered, and most interesting animals on the planet. This drive-through has you captive in your car with the animals roaming free.
You’ll see animals from around the world living and interacting much as they would in the wild. Get up close to ostrich and their huge eggs. See zebra, Watusi cattle, and lions. Go through habitats of scimitar-horned oryx and hippos. In the Southern African section, you’ll see rhinos and giraffes. The forests are inhabited by bison, elk, and bears. In the Asian section, you’ll find white-naped cranes, emu, and yaks. End your journey by traveling through Wildlife Safari’s top cheetah breeding grounds. See all this from the comfort of your vehicle year-round, rain or shine.
When you enter, you’ll get a map of the park that will help you identify the animals. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the safari. Motorcycles are not allowed. Convertibles must have the tops up. The speed limit is 10mph. You must remain in your vehicle at all times. Do not feed the animals, they have very special diets.
Mammals at Wildlife Safari include
- African Lion
- Tibetan Yak
- Brown Bear
- American Elk
- African Elephant
- Sumatran Tiger – Endangered
- American Bison
- Southern Wild Rhinoceros
- Brindled Wildebeast
- Scimitar-horned Oryx – Extinct in the Wild
- Maned Wolf
- Cottoned-top Tamarin – Critically Endangered
- Damara Zebra
Reptiles and other animals at Wildlife Safari include
- Amazon Tree Boa
- Western Pond Turtle
- American Alligator
- Royal Ball Python
- Desert Tortoise
Birds at Wild Safari include
- Bald Eagle
- White-Naped Crane
- Red-billed Horned bill
- Chilean Flamingo
- Laughing Kookaburra
- Greater Rhea
- Common Ostrich
- East African Crowned Crane – Endangered
- Egyptian Goose
The Always Free Safari Village is open daily. Visit the Safari Village Cafe for their great Grill or their Ice Cream Service. The Village features a Cheetah Spot where you can meet one of Wildlife Safari’s Ambassador Cheetahs.
Wells Fargo Australian Walkabout gives the opportunity to meet a Kookaburra and Walleroos. It also has a bird aviary. You can purchase aviary feed stick and feed the birds.
There is a Koi Fish Pond in the Village. You can buy fish food and make the koi happy.
Go to the Village Train Station and hop on the Village Train. You can take a tour of the Village during the spring and summer months.
There’s a Children’s Petting Zoo with chicken, goats, and a donkey. Feed is available for purchase. You can go to the Safari Gift Shop if you’d like to have a souvenir of your visit.
Animal Enrichment Encounter
Education and wildlife conservation is at the heart of everything at Wildlife Safari. To connect people and wildlife in creative ways they offer Animal Enrichment Encounter. These include
- Cheetah Photo Group Encounter
- Cheetah Stroll Encounter
- Ambassador Cheetah Outreach
- Group Elephant Adventure
- Exclusive Elephant Pet & Feed Encounter
- Private Giraffe Encounter
- Giraffe Group Encounter
- Hibernating Bears
- Private Carnivore Feed Excursion
- Lions 101
- Hulking Hippos Group Enrichment
- Animal Arts on Safari
- Cub Club – Camp for Ages 4 to 7
- Discover Homeschool Program – K 3rd Grade
- Eco Explorers – Camp for Ages 8-11
- Elephant Elves Encounter
Wildlife Safari has it own RV Park just outside the front gate with 6 tent and 6 RV spots. Reservations are recommended.
If you want to rent an RV, Green Vacation Deals recommend RVshare.
Towns within 25 miles of Winston include Umpqua, Roeburg, Penmile, Myrtle Creek, Glendale, Riddle, Winchester, Dillard, Canyonville, and Camas Valley.
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