this place closed down by the USDA in august of 2012. they had numerous write ups and violations......from suffering animals, to broke down pens. you can look it up yourself on the usda website. this place was also involved with a death of one of its own employees from the way they train to feed their animals. the owner flaunts around expensive name brand purses and clothes while her park looks like sanford and son. where is your money going to? yup, her own personal bank account. the park manager has no business running the park. and they are now currently trying to go around what the USDA court records state.....they are trying to pretend lori doesn't own the park and say a different group of people are running it now....
so......why waste your time as a volunteer or money as a donator to liars, cheats and murderers? don't believe me.......go out there yourself and look beyond those cute faces of the animals and tell me what you see.......its a whole new story when the animals aren't interfering with your vision!
I went to the safari today and i really had a great time. I enjoyed all the animals.. Next time im gonna remember my camera.. I would like to think Lori for showin us around. If you have never been there you need to check it out..I am alredy lookin forward to goin back..
This was very enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone. My sister-n-law and I took 5 kids ranging in age from 11 to 19 and they all had a blast. The big cats were very cool and holding the baby kangaroo was an experience none of us will forget. All the animals were more than willing to show their stuff for us. The oldest children couldn't wait to see the Liger (the reason they got out of bed that morning) and were able to feed him several chicken legs. The monkeys were very funny but it was mating season for the Lemurs or we would have played with them too. In a nutshell it was nothing like a zoo...the experience was much better! The staff from the children to the adults were very helpful and knowledgable. You could feel the love and passion for all the animals.
Today was one of the best days my family has had in awhile all thanks to Safaris Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary. You can tell that the people there are truly devoted to the animals, all of them volunteers with jobs of their own some are even students. Our tour guide Mike was amazing he made sure we got all the information on the animals including where they came from! A student himself he volunteers 5-7 days a week and has a wife and two kids.....that is devotion, not to mention the park owner Lori and Kaye the "kangaroo lady". Who live onsite and toil there day in and out. As far as trashy and smelly not what I experienced! They were short on tour guides that day and Mike had a group of 20 of us.Everyone is a volunteer and since the volunteers are the tour guides you cant exactly fire someone for not showing up. The animals were well taken care of and fed well (some even being a little pudgy). The cages were clean and for being a donation only facility I would say more than acceptable. Feeding the cats is amazing not to mention we got to go in and see the Lemurs and deer and a lama that loves grahm crackers. The children had fun my wife had fun and I had a experience of a lifetime. We are all going to volunteer our time at Safaris to help with the animals. As Lori told us as we passed by her (elbow deep in cleaning) "It's for the love of the animals." I encourage any and all animal lovers to visit Safari or volunteer your time.
that sometimes a competitor or someone with a grudge will write a bad review in an attempt to destroy their competition. I personally know the people who own and operate Safari's Wildlife Sanctuary, and they are devoted to making sure the grounds are clean and the animals are well cared for. Lori loves the animals and practically works herself to death to make sure they are clean, well fed and watered. It is a non-profit organization so you might consider giving them a donation from time to time. It costs a lot of money to feed all those animals every day. Give them a helping hand if you're able.
I found the park rather sad. There was trash and debris everywhere and many of the animals didn't look real healthy. You walk in and they sell you Cheez its and animal crackers to feed to the animals. Isn't there a better healthier choice to feed the animals? I know these are animals but some of the cages were just gross with old clothes and rags in them. I liked the natural setting of the place but they should really try to clean it up. I find big cats in cages sad anyway and really felt sorry for these guys. There wasn't much room for them. The place looked like "Sanford and Son" lived there.
MY FAMILY LOVED THIS PLACE. This is the only place I have ever been were you actually get to feed ALL the animals except for wolves on that note I would like to comment on the bad review of this place someone had said there were gummy bears and cracker and and popcorn in the cages well this is some of the food you can buy there to feed the animals you also buy chicken to feed the lions tigers and bears. We only spent like $7 on food and were able to feed all the animals. One extra perk if you have a handicap that keeps you from walking they have 20 golf carts they let you drive around free of charge this was very nice for us since my son had broken his leg and was in a wheelchair. We loved this place you can also buy family year passes for only $65 I can guarantee my family will be going back soon and buying the family pass. By the way we also have passes to tulsa zoo and this place is 10x better
Safaris is wonderful to visit, and life changing to volunteer. From giant cats to an adorable kangaroo named JackiLeggs to a female fox to the new bear cage (complete with swimming pool), there is too many fascinating, thrilling creatures to mention. Something for everyone. Also, the style of interaction owner Lori Ensign has developed is safe but truly close-up and exciting. Unique! Treat yourself to a day at Safaris.
omg, we were traveling thru, and just heard about this place. Hard to find, gps got us lost, but when we got there, WOW. I held a skunk! a big yellow snake, a crocodile, --oh and they have a LIGER. You've got to go there.
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