Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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Lake Tobias was founded in 1965 and is still owned and run by the same family.  The admission is very affordable.  The park is only open May through October with various hours so check the times before visiting.

 

The most intriguing thing about this wildlife park is the safari ride which takes you across about 150 acres.  The place took used school buses and cut the roofs off.  The customized them very nicely into these open-air type safari buses.  The way they designed them enables everyone, especially little children, to get up close and personal with the animals.  You can purchase ears of corn and crackers to feed the animals when you stop at particular herds.  It’s great.  They come right up to the bus looking for handouts.

baby African Spur Thigh Tortoise
  The kids enjoy the animals eating out of their hands and laugh hysterically over their big lips and really long tongues as they beg for food.  They safari maybe lasts about an hour and is complete with a safari guide that offers expert information on all the various types of animals, their history and their habitats.  It is very enjoyable and not to mention educational.

 

The various types of animals you meet along the safari include:  Aoudad Sheep, Buffalo, Elk, Emu, Fallow Deer, Llama, Red Deer, Rhea, Scottish Highland Cattle, Sika Deer, Texas Longhorn, Water Buffalo, Watusi, Whitetail Deer, Yak, and Zedonk.

 

After you enjoy the safari, take a leisurely walk around the center to the various other zoo exhibits available, both native and exotic.  They have lions, tigers, alligators, zebras, bears, monkeys, kangaroos, wallabies and other types of animals.

bison
  Some exhibits have feeding times which you get to watch.  Each exhibit has markers that you can read the history of each animal on display.  It is really neat that they have peacocks, chickens, and guineas which roam freely about the park.

 

They have a petting zoo with cute little African pygmy goats, a fawn deer, camels and Llamas to feed.  You can spend about half and hour just playing with the all the animals.  The only restriction is that children under 8 must be with an adult.

 

The have a reptile building which holds an educational show on the various snakes, reptiles and Macaws they have.  They have a two-toed sloth on display which was really neat. The kids even get to pet the park’s albino python after the show.

 

The park has a very nice concession stand which provides an array of food items.  They even offer authentic buffalo burgers.  If you like, you can pack a picnic lunch for the family and sit at the numerous picnic tables and pavilions available.

 

Well I hope this information is helpful and has you interested in adding this to your to-do list if you are ever in the Pennsylvania area.  I highly recommend it as a very nice family trip.  Happy traveling.  Enjoy the photos.
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Baby buffalo
Baby buffalo
baby African Spur Thigh Tortoise
baby African Spur Thigh Tortoise
bison
bison
mother bison and baby
mother bison and baby
calf
calf
camels
camels
elk cow
elk cow
fallow deer
fallow deer
deer family
deer family
elk bull
elk bull
exotic bird
exotic bird
Crowned Cranes
Crowned Cranes
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
hungry longhorn
hungry longhorn
llama
llama
llama
llama
scottish highland cow
scottish highland cow
calf
calf
Miniature Horses
Miniature Horses
peacock
peacock
playground
playground
Miniature Horses
Miniature Horses
Python
Python
Rhea and babies
Rhea and babies
sika deer
sika deer
African Spur Thigh Tortoise
African Spur Thigh Tortoise
water buffalo
water buffalo
water buffalo herd
water buffalo herd
watusi
watusi
llama
llama
Zedonk
Zedonk
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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Wonderful daytrip for the family. Very affordable. You can bring your own picnic food or eat at their concession stand. You could spend about 3-4 h… read entire review
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