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Wildlife Safari in United States

Wildlife Safari
Photo: Stefan Aspegren, Wildlife Safari
Photo: Stefan Aspegren, Wildlife Safari
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"Wildlife Safari is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves a 600-acre (2.4 km2) safari park of t"he same name in Winston, Oregon, United States. Hundreds of species wander freely over the 600-acre (2.4 km2) park, which guests drive through.[1] The park consists of drive-through animal habitats covering approximately six hundred acres, a petting zoo and a village with restrooms, a restaurant and gift shop.

Frank Hart, a frequent visitor to Africa, was the creator of Wildlife Safari. The park opened in the spring of 1973 and became a non-profit organization in 1980, and is overseen by the Safari Game Search Foundation. Wildlife Safari features 600 animals, including bears, capybaras, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, lions, and ostriches. The animals are given free rein on the grasslands, and are accessible for viewing by driving on a designated path. Wildlife Safari is world-renowned for its cheetah breeding program. The safari is also one of only two Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facilities with hands-on elephant experiences in the country."