We”re used to seeing animals in cages when we go to the zoo, but this park in South America turns that formula around. Instead, the humans venture out into the safari aboard a caged truck to see the animals in their natural habitat.
Parque Safari in Rancagua, Chile, takes tourists on a wild ride that allows them to get up close and personal with the lions roaming the habitat, safely.
Lions roaming the area are encouraged to hop on top of the truck with the help of some hunks of raw meat.
The lions are then free to do what they please.
The park is currently home to 6 lions who are monitored closely for the tourists safety as well as their own.
Tourists who are especially brave can even reach out and touch the big cats.
It”s the perfect field trip for students like these to learn about wildlife.
This definitely beats going to another museum.
Imagine being able to tell your friends about this after summer vacation!
The $11 entrance fee is worth every penny, and then some.
Imagine coming back to school after summer break and bragging about this family vacation!
(via International Business Times.)
This is the perfect solution to the often mistreated animals locked away in traditional zoos. It”s more interesting for the tourist and healthier for the animals. Other zoos should take note!