When the weekend comes around, I am generally grumpy and beyond ready for a break, so we try to get away to Out of Africa as much as possible, and utilize our yearly passes that come highly recommended for anyone remotely near the park. It's the birthday gift that keeps giving.
They are famous for Tiger Splash, but I prefer the bear show (Saturday only) because they have so much personality, it's easy to forget that they could kill you.
New addition to the Safari Tour- Water Buffalo!
Wait, wrong one.
Baby water buffalo! (water calves?)
These water buffalo are a relatively new addition to the park from a zoo in Arkansas. According to our guide, they wouldn't eat anything when they came to the park, so they called the zoo and asked what they used to eat. The zoo was next door to a Twinkie factory, and the factory workers thought it was hilarious to feed the water buffalo out-dated Twinkies. They finally became hungry enough to eat, after a few months and losing a considerable amount of weight. They were not available for comment, and refused to face the vehicle... they're cooler than me.