Tag Archive: Animal Sanctuary

Jun 23

Austin Zoo – Texas

Austin Zoo is not your typical zoo and would be more suitably called a sanctuary.  It takes in unwanted exotic animals and gives them a place to live.  We have been to other animal sanctuaries and support them in what they do.  However, when I tell my 5-year-old we are going to a zoo she …

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Dec 03

Out of Africa: Revisit

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! If it has claws, sharp teeth, and roars chances are it will have a nice home at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.  Such a large variety of predators on display. However, it has a lot more to offer than just a typical zoo experience.  It is probably the …

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Nov 27

Bearizona: Revisit


What a difference a few years make.   It seems like we had just visited Bearizona, but the years are flying by.  Three quick years later and we were back in the Flagstaff area of Arizona.  This trip was more of a work related adventure.  I brought my inner-city cross-country guys along to do some high-altitude …

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Aug 07

Nature and Raptor Center: Pueblo Fun


Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is a bird rehabilitation center and sanctuary.  Helping injured and orphaned birds since 1981 ,the Nature and Raptor Center has returned thousands of birds to the wild.  However, not all birds could be returned from once they came and few have found a home at the center.  Those resident …

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Dec 22

Out of Africa Wildlife Park:

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park gets you up close and personal to some of earth’s more majestic species of animals.  What Karen and I were able to experience there goes above and beyond anything that we could ever find at a zoo, but it also cost a lot more than any zoo experience we have …

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Dec 09

Bearizona: Bringing Nature to You

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Bearizona is a fun wildlife experience that takes you one step further than visiting your local zoo and saves your feet the trouble of having to walk miles into the wilderness to see Arizona’s wildlife.  Bearizona is a drive-thru wildlife park located in the Grand Canyon gateway town of Williams which is about an hour …

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May 19

Wildlife West Nature Park: Getting Close to New Mexico’s Finest Animals


What do you do when you’re stuck in a town for an extra day, and have pretty much seen everything that was worthwhile?  Well, if you are like me then you check out your hotels stand of brochures showing the attractions in and around town.  One that caught my eye was for a sanctuary for …

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Oct 03

Tracy Aviary: Not Just for the Birds

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Tracy Aviary is the oldest aviary in the United States.  It is located on eight acres in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City and is home to around 400 birds, some of which are classified as endangered or threatened species.  It is a great place for bird lovers because it is so hard to find a place that has this many …

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May 25

Lone Elk Park: Not So Lonely After All

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If you are checking out the World Bird Sanctuary near St. Louis you should drive through Lone Elk Park to see some of the wildlife critters they have there. It is just right down the road from the sanctuary.  One of the great things about the park is that it is free.  There are bison, elk and …

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May 24

World Bird Sanctuary: A Flock of Fun

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World Bird Sanctuary is a very unique place.  Karen and I were a little apprehensive about it at first because we had never heard of it before and we have been in the St. Louis area a couple of times.  When we heard it was free and since it was on the way to dinner we …

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