The Wildlife Safari has become the opposite of wildlife conservation in the past year by partnering with the timber industry's "Communities for Healthy Forests" and putting up propaganda signs suggesting that logging and roads do not impact wildlife. There is a very large body of science information that does not support what they say.
Habitat loss from logging is a huge impact in our area. While on the one hand they tout conservation for elephants and the like on the other they support the destruction of habitats on the landscapes around them which are in critical need of better conservation. I am a professional wildlife biologist and have directly observed these new signs they have put up.
Review from Guidestar
I have been visiting the Wildlife Safari for many years and watched them grow. The Village is free of charge and has over 100 animals, displays, a lovely gift shop, play area and a café. The drive-thru does have a charge which is quite reasonable. The drive- thru has three different “continent” areas – Africa, Asia and America, with free-roaming animals as well as animals in enclosures. As cars drive through animals come right up to the car – giraffes, zebras, rhinos, camels, ostriches, and many other fascinating animals. The bears, lions, cheetahs and elephants are in separate enclosures that can be driven through for a close viewing. The cheetah program is impressive and is a leader in cheetah breeding. The feeling as I drive through the park is one of freedom and joy. The animals are living together in open areas and thriving. The love and caring the staff feels for the animals is evident. Education is an important part of the Park’s commitment to the animals and the visitors and I learn something new each time I visit. I highly recommend the Wildlife Safari!