My son, my parents, and I just returned from a trip to California to celebrate my Aunt S~’s 70th birthday. On the way home we decided to stop at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. You drive your car through the park, stopping where you like to watch the animals. The big cats – lions, tigers,and cheetahs – used to roam about like the the rest of the animals but are now all behind fences so I couldn’t get clear photos of them. Same with the elephants. But, my son got great photos of one non-vegetarian type – you’ll see them at the end of the post! Here are some of the critters we saw.
Rhinoceros derrieres. The sign said to keep “3 car-lengths away” from the rhinos. It wasn’t a problem, as they turned their pointy noses up at us and then ignored us completely.
The elands didn’t seem to mind our car…
Giraffes are easy to spot (bwaha!)
It was lunchtime for many of the critters when we were there:
Guanacos running to their noms station.
Watusi Cows – a bit crowded in there with those horns!
Sitka deer cooling off on the way to lunch.
White fallow deer…we stopped to watch them and they kept popping their heads up one after another to look back at us.
Here’s a llama…
Comin’ through! (This camel wasn’t stopping, we had to drive out of the way before she just plowed into the car!)
I’m the yak, I’m the yak, having my nap, having my nap…
Shell, the Sulcatta Tortoise, out for his daily walk around the Village…
My favorite snack? It’s written all over my face!
And last, but certainly not least, these guys:
Well, hi there! They call me Grizzly…