Sunday, June 14, 2020

Wild Animal Sanctuary

If you have been following my blog long... you may have heard me post about this before..

But just South of us is an amazing place called the Wild Animal Sanctuary.. ( if you were a part of the Exotic Joe or the Tiger King Craze.... this place rescued 40+ of his tigers)

It is so amazing - it is not a zoo - it is a wildlife habitat, and humans have a 1 mile + walkway above the habitats to see the animals, yet not interfere with them.

I have had enough "Safer at home" and all that jazz - so I called to see if they were letting people come out... and yes - using Social Distancing and masks - you could go.... so Little Bit and I went!!

It was perfect - not crowded, we were about 25 feet behind one other couple and it was the perfect outing for me!!

Little Bit and I in front of the Carnivore Nutrition Center! Don't laugh, but its pretty cool to see how they get the feed ready for the animals. They feed them at different time and different places to simulate a little more of a wild experience for the animals   - but they are WELL taken care of...

It was Power Nap time for the Tigers:

And " Just Lion Around"  She was too funny - watching the other Lions play

I am sure if this was a Puppy he would want to come home with me!

Oh and Poser bear!! haha!! he was rescued from a circus place and loves to walk all over his habitat now - he is fun to watch - a very active bear.

I did get some quilting done, though I didn't get photos yet - 
We visited here for about 2 hours, and it was so great an relaxing - we both came back ready for more work!! Great times!!


Kyle said...

I've never been, but I've heard great things. Thanks for the reminder.

Delighted Hands said...

What a great outing--thanks for sharing it with us! I am missing our zoo but not open for a while yet!

Audrey Schaefer said...

This place is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully sometime this summer. Thanks for sharing the great, beautiful pictures!

Unknown said...

the last time we were there (about 3 years ago) they were delivering a new bear to the site. That was very interesting to watch. I love that place.
Sharon E.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad to hear that you two were able to have an enjoyable excursion!!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh this sounds fabulous! Glad you had a little outing, it really does help feel a bit more normal doesn't it. We thought we were going ATVing on Saturday but the trail was closed due to heavy rains recently, we were kinda bummed out.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Back when we lived in Tulsa, there was a rescue place not far from us. We loved to visit it. We even donated the kids plastic play thing for the 'ligers' (half lion half tiger) to play on.