Lion Country Safari


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Today we are going to Muse about Lion Country Safari.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Lion Country Safari

This last week we had company, our grandchildren and their mother.  We spent a lot of time in our pool and at the Beach Club.  It was hot and humid!

The day before they arrived we had an electrical storm that knocked out our phones, television and internet.  It took a couple of days to get it fixed.  So . . .life at home was real quiet, too quiet for energetic kids. They needed something to do which meant being outside in the heat, in the humidity.  Not fun!

So I took them to Lion Country Safari which is west of West Palm Beach about 15 miles.  I’ll tell you about it for when you need an excursion when visiting here or otherwise.

The driving tour

The property is divided into several large gated areas, allowing animals to roam freely.  The predators, like lions, are in their own area.  You drive slowly through each section.  On a hot day this is great . . . air conditioning, you know.

When you arrive, you are given an audio CD which plays as you meander along the road.  The narrative explains each area and what you should be seeing.

antelopes

antelopes

long horns

long horns

The lions were sleeping in shaded areas while we passed by.  The narrative said they sleep most of the day.  The water buffalo and the rhinos were also not to be seen.

But the herd animals were plentiful as were the giraffes.

 zebra herd

zebra herd

zebras

zebras

herd

herd

giraffes

giraffes

Near the end of the tour the chimpanzees and spider monkeys play on their islands.  Apparently because of their lack of body fat and dense musculature they are unable to swim or float.  The island needs no fence to keep them in.

chimpanze

chimpanzee

spider monkey

spider monkey

The spider monkeys are quite entertaining.  They use their prehensile tail like a third arm, swinging and climbing.  It is something to see.

The amusement park

So, when the tour is finished, do you go home?  Not if you have grandkids along.  There is the amusement area with water rides and water play, feeding the animals, panning for gold and more.

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feeding the giraffe

feeding the goats

feeding the goats

petting the animals

petting the animals

riding the camel

riding the camel

panning for gold

panning for gold

Lion Country Safari is unique.  If you are in the area and looking for something to do, it is there.

A good read

Now, everyone is back in their respective home and it is quiet and calm.  There is time for a good book.  This is one I am reading.  Adult Gothic Fairy Tales is a good description.  You might enjoy it.

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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