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Wild Animal Safari

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124 Jungle Dr, Strafford, MO 65757-8100
+1 417-859-5300
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Entertaining but cold.

This was an interesting drive thru zoo. We went on the bus which is open air and if it weren’t for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenneth R
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Bargersville
via mobile
Always fun!

I love this place so much! Have been several times. Love feeding the giraffe. Yes, it’s more fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tammy V
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Springfield
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Your ticket is an all day pass to our park which includes the drive through, walk through, and our reptile house. You can go through each section of the park as many times as you would like. In the drive through, you can ride through in your vehicle with your windows closed or you can feed and interact with the drive through animals on the bus. (The USDA requires that you have to be supervised to interact with the animals, which is why you keep your windows closed in your personal vehicle.) It is an hour and fifteen minute tour on the bus and covers about 250 acres. The walk through section is a zoo/petting zoo area where guests can interact with primates with treats; see our large carnivores; feed goats, pigs, camelids, zebus; and you can interact with our star of the walk through: Sheldon our giraffe. The reptile house is a separate building that houses snakes, lizards, frogs, a crocodile, and other reptiles species. We also have amusement rides that you can purchase tickets for. There are five rides: a carousel, a free fall, a swing ride, a kiddie roller coaster, and a set of airplanes that fly in a circle.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 07:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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124 Jungle Dr, Strafford, MO 65757-8100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting drive thru zoo. We went on the bus which is open air and if it weren’t for the annoying foreigners who kept walking and pushing their way in front on my small children, it would have been more enjoyable. The animals...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place so much! Have been several times. Love feeding the giraffe. Yes, it’s more fun in the Summer, but it’s still a good time in the Winter.

Thank Tammy V
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is a really fun place. You can drive through and see animals, or you can get on a bus and see and feed the animals. Camels, giraffes, deer, bison, elk, lamas, emus, zebra, donkeys, etc. You can purchase food to feed them if you...More

Thank Karenkrueger
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I am so saddened by this place. The people working there were so unfriendly which set such a bad impression. Then we went through the walk-through area. These animals are living in tiny enclosures, some of them on only concrete. The animals are clearly stressed,...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We had visited this place several years ago and really enjoyed it. I believe they closed and possible opened under new owners. Years ago, you could drive through and feed the animals from your car. Apparently, the FDA does not allow this anymore. You can...More

Thank Chuck L
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was awesome! You get the best experience riding in the bus. If you want to drive through yourself you can't feed the animals. They have 4 sizes of bags to feed. The bus is the best because your high up and can get away...More

Thank melissa m
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was a spur of the moment trip. We arrived early, before they was even open(should have checked the time they opened). Yet one of the workers took a few minutes to chat with us and tells us about the peacocks that was walking about...More

Thank Dan H
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

THE GOOD -We arrived at 1:30pm and the next safari tour was at 2. We were the first ones to board the bus and it was full by the time we left. Ron was our tour guide and he was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable...More

Thank Matt E
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Wild Animal S, Front Office Manager at Wild Animal Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Love the review! Sometimes we do keep the grill open based on need, apologies that it wasn't open for you guys. One thing, we do ask that you not bring outside food to feed our animals. We make sure the cheerios and fruit loops in...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We just arrived in time to catch the 1st tour bus at 11 am. This allowed us the most enjoyable experience prior to the heat of the day! The tour bus driver is an older gentleman and quite the character! He provided a wealth of...More

Thank steversjunk2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

When you walk into the entrance where the tickets are sold,($40.00 for the two of us) the buildings are in need of paint. The store was very expensive, $6.00 for a magnet that was about 4 square inches was too much, a stuffed lion toy...More

Thank Michael F
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Alicia W
21 February 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
I think it is $26. I would not waste my money. The zoo is terribly run down, and animals are not well kept. The state of Missouri should check this place out, its simply old and run down.
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Cathy C
29 May 2017|
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Response from Wild Animal S | Property representative |
We have different sizes of feed for the animals. We have a souvenir cup that holds about a pound and a half of food, and a brown bag that holds three pounds of food. There is also a 4 and 8 pack of the bags. And for larger... More
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Eyeofpure
13 August 2016|
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Response from Wild Animal S | Property representative |
Overall, the suggested time is 2-3 hours. Our drive through section on the bus will take roughly an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, and the walk through area usually takes someone 45 minutes to an hour. Your ticket does... More
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