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Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari park in Loxahatchee (near West Palm Beach), in Palm Beach County. Founded in 1967, it claims to be the first 'cageless zoo' in the United States. The original park in Florida consists of over 1,000 animals, throughout seven sections in the 4-mile preserve as well as the 33-acre Amusement Park. Visitors who purchase a ticket enter the park in their own vehicle (no convertibles), driving slowly at their own pace, and view the animals while listening to a recorded narration on audiotape or CD. Many of the animals, such as giraffes, rhinoceroses, and zebras, are allowed to roam freely throughout the preserve, even crossing the road in front of vehicles. Others, such as lions or chimpanzees, are segregated behind fences or water barriers.
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