containing wild animals
, which unlike a zoo
has them roaming semi-freely in large enclosures. Travel around the park is normally in your own car
, but you are warned to keep the windows shut
, since you travel within the boundaries of the animals' enclosure.
are usually separated by a gate
which a ranger will open for you as you approach, and close behind you. This prevents incompatible animals from eating each other
Expect to lose parts of your car, such as wing mirrors
, since monkeys will usually attempt to swing on them, or just pull them off
for fun. Monkeys also have a habit of masturbating
on your car.
I can't comment whether safari parks are less cruel than zoos
, but I assume that the animals get a little cold in the UK, if they're used to the warmth of the African veldt
Notable Safari Parks in the UK are: