Right here in Palm Beach County is a 320-acre attraction with a drive-through safari and a chance to see more than 1,000 animals from six continents.
Lion Country Safari is unique place, and LPBC is offering a special Friends & Family Day at the park on Nov. 7. Register here.
While at the park, our Volunteering Leaders will be collecting food for the underprivileged. So bring a donated food item.
Thanks to Lee Williams (Class of 2006) for helping to organize the event. We asked the park’s events coordinator Joanna Montante to tell us more about this tourism destination.
1) Why is Lion County Safari an important destination in Palm Beach County?
Joanna Montante: Lion Country Safari, West Palm Beach is a leader in Palm Beach County’s tourism industry, offering a unique and affordable opportunity to enjoy the only drive-through safari in Florida (where you drive your own vehicle). The park has been recognized as one of the top three zoos in America by USA Travel Guide and has entertained and educated 23 million guests since 1967. The 320-acre attraction offers the drive-through safari, walk-through amusement park and award-winning KOA campground. Lion Country Safari has been a conservation leader since opening. Our efforts of displaying large herds in a more natural habitat are unprecedented in the zoo community and have led our animals to live longer. With over 1000 animals from 6 continents, we are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and are actively involved in the captive breeding of threatened and endangered species. As a licensed rehabilitation facility, we take in wildlife and offer care and/or placement in a more appropriate facility or return to the wild.
2) What kinds of educational activities are offered there?
Joanna Montante: Throughout the year, Lion Country Safari hosts heavily discounted educational programs for school groups, scouting organizations as well as more detailed summertime experience during Safari Day Camp. Lion Country Safari has recently expanded to offer Outreach programs where, we bring a little of the safari to the classroom. Our programs include live animals, bio-facts and scholastic activities that meet the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. In addition, we provide STEM programs upon request. Also offered are Adult programs, step-on tours, VIP Tours, Photo Tours and more. In keeping with our conservation efforts, Lion Country Safari contributes to the research on chimps in conjunction with the Jane Goodall ChimpanZoo volunteer program. Multiple shows are offered daily on site to the public in our themed Animal Theater.
3) How can the LPBC community support Lion Country Safari?
Joanna Montante: Lion Country Safari hosts over half a million visitors each year and is active in the local community. We especially love having WILD company picnics on Safari as well as other corporate events held in our 4,000 sq/ft covered pavilion. We would welcome the opportunity to provide information to the members of LPBC about hosting any potential corporate events, on Safari. Thank you for coming out for a Friends & Family Day on Safari & we hope you all have a great adventure!
To register for Friends & Family Day, click here. The event is limited to the first 50 RSVPs. There is a four ticket maximum per family.