Hidden Valley Animal Adventure is a great day-trip and if you are in Varysburg New York try to make time to spend an afternoon. Today’s pictures are from the safari where exotic animals come up and close to check you out! For a small price, you are taken through a beautiful park with exotic animals and ones that you are familiar such as deer and cattle. Well considering we do not live in the mid-west I rarely ever see cattle! They have some crazy long horns! For the one-hour tour you are in a covered-wagon pulled by a tractor. Fitting for the area! Animals come up to both sides of the covered-wagon so either side is fine. A tour guide provides a lot of interesting information about the animals. Plus some safety information since they will not purposely try to hurt you but when they have long horns you do need to be careful. With the tour you receive a cup full of food to feed them. If you run out you can always purchase more. But be careful – some of those animals are pretty smart and will try to grab the food from you! There are about 400 animals though an exact number is not known since there are always baby animals being born.
Previously I posted information and pictures on their beautiful grounds and the small animal adventure. In particular, I liked the camel. At the end of the journey, here came a camel who walked around the covered-wagon to say goodbye to everyone and then continued to follow behind us! Our tour guide said he greets everyone as they are leaving the safari and many times tries to escape his area. To enter and leave the safari are locked gates. He would follow them until they got to the gates then pretend to look like he was occupied doing something. Once the gate was opened he would dash through it and escape! What a smart camel! He did not try to escape though it would have been fun to watch him try! I really do love camels – they are so beautiful and smart.
The Water Buffalo are also interesting. They do not sweat so they sit in muddy water all day! Not sure what they do with them during the winter! There is also an ostrich but we really did not see him. He was off in the distance out of camera range. I guess that is okay since I think they are scary looking and they are deadly. They are the largest and heaviest bird. They can kill a lion or a human with one forward kick. So better to stay away from them!! We saw a Zebroid or zonkey that was a cross between a zebra and a donkey. There is one picture where you can see the stripes on his legs and on his body the stripes are much lighter. Just below his picture is a zebra. Take a look on how they are similar but yet different. An interesting animal. Have you ever seen a zonkey?