The African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio is a great place for animal lovers to spend the day. The park consists of a drive through area where visitors can open up their car windows and feed a wide array of animals. There is also a walk through area of the park and tons of other fun activities. You will encounter over 30 different species of animals during a visit to the African Safari.

The cast of characters

The highlight of the African Safari Wildlife Park is the drive through section of the park.

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As soon as you roll your windows down, the animals will stick their heads in your vehicle to say hello and ask for food. Once you arrive at the park, you can purchase some of the animals favorite foods, including oats and carrots.

There are nearly twenty different kinds of animals roaming around in the drive through portion of the park. They include Bison, Alpacas, Elk, Scottish Highlander, Fallow Deer, and Gemsbok. Towards the end of the drive through, visitors will see the Zebras and Giraffe.

The walk through section of the African Safari Wildlife Park has another whole set of amazing animals. One of the most rare animals that you will see is the White American Alligator. The lack of color on the White American Alligator is caused by a genetic or congenital condition that interferes with the ability to produce pigments.

Other animals that you will see during the walk through section are a Red Kangaroo, an African Spurred Tortoise, a Red River Hog, Warthogs, a White-Handed Gibbon, a King Vulture, a Western Bongo, and many more.

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Admission and hours

There are other activities available at the African Safari, including camel rides, pig races, educational animal programs, kangaroo feeding, rabbit row and more. You can also have lunch at the Safari Grill or grab an ice cream cone at their ice cream shop.

Admission to the African Safari is $12.95 for children ages 4 - 6. For those age 7 and older, admission is $20.95 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or at the park.

In the summer, the park is open from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. with the last car being admitted at 6 p.m. The spring and fall hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the last car bring admitted at 4 p.m.

The African Safari Wildlife Park is located at 267 South Lightner Road in Port Clinton. For more information including updated hours or to purchase tickets, call 419.732.3606 or visit their website, www.africansafariwildlifepark.com.

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