Memorial Day Drive

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I am such a big kid when it comes to animals. One of my favorite places to go is the zoo (although after a real safari in africa, the zoo is not as exciting). At the Safari Park in Natural Bridge, VA you have the opportunity to buy buckets of feed for $3 each or 4 buckets for $10. We got 8 buckets and went through all of it. When they come close enough to eat then you are able to pet most of them, some are still skiddish. Lots of hoofstock, osterich, camels, and llamas. You're just not supposed to feed the zebras and bison (we did anyway). I am guessing that is because they get too aggressive because one of the bison stole my bucket! It was a lot of fun and mom enjoyed it too.

There are other additional areas to the drive thru safari park. There is a giraffe feeding area, but none of the giraffe would come close to the platform. Maybe they weren't hungry... the little baby was cute though. There is a new aviary where a very mean bird of some sort was chasing me. I really wish we got that on video I was told it was hilarious. I didn't think is was that funny though. The damn thing wouldn't let me leave, he just kept lunging at my feet. I finally had to shoe him away with my bag so I could walk by. Sarah was laghing hysterically. There are also a few other small pens that contain tortoises, kangroo, peacocks, and there are suppose to be tigers coming soon.

homeres says:
I love these photos of the animals, sorry i just dont have common sense
Posted on: Jan 05, 2009
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Sarahs first friend
Sarah's first friend
big pig
big pig
he wanted his good side photgraphed
he wanted his good side photgraphed
double trouble
double trouble
bath time
bath time
aww baby
aww baby
the whole family
the whole family
hello deer
hello deer
come here deer
come here deer
big antlers
big antlers
right before the bison stole my bu…
right before the bison stole my b…
the flies were annoying him
the flies were annoying him
he was more interested in the came…
he was more interested in the cam…
bow down
bow down
mama and baby
mama and baby
potty time
potty time
and he drinks in the same nasty wa…
and he drinks in the same nasty w…
camels are very big close up
camels are very big close up
closeup camel
closeup camel
a camel wrangler, handler, keeper.…
a camel wrangler, handler, keeper…
soft nose
soft nose
the spotted one would not go away
the spotted one would not go away
peek a boo
peek a boo
run pig run
run pig run
little pig little pig
little pig little pig
male keeping cool int he shade
male keeping cool int he shade
the female nesting
the female nesting
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