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Ontario: Lion, Zebra and Giraffe Oh Yes at African Lion Safari

We aren’t supposed to pet the giraffe, but that’s hard to remember when the adorable five-month-old Safari reaches his head into the open-air truck to grab the carrots and lettuce we’re feeding him. This tour is literally ‘waking up the wild’ here at the African Lion Safari, north of Hamilton, Ontario.  And we’re a small […]

Quebec: Cheating on horses … with a camel at the Granby Zoo

Stanley is my first camel ride. Ok, he’s not a horse, but he does have hooves and a saddle. Stanley is a laid back dude who spends his days walking in circles guided by a handler at the Granby Zoo in Granby, Quebec (about a one hour drive from Montreal). For an extra $4, visitors […]

Donkey at the Lazy 5 Ranch

Lazy 5 Ranch Greeter This little charmer posed perfectly for a photo while he greeted cars along the entrance to the Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville, North Carolina. In this zoo, or safari fun park, the animals roam free (most hooved) and the people stay in their cars feeding the creatures from rolled down windows. […]