“No, Bear” I replied, “we are going to an Animal SAFARI, not party.”
“AWWW, NO MOM, I want to go to an Animal PARTY please!”
It didn’t matter what I said, Bear’s excitement was contagious and soon Bug was screeching “Mamimal Potty!!!”
We drove last week to Gentry to go to the strange but wonderful Gentry Animal Safari. I say strange because it’s really strange to me that it exists here in #NWARK (Northwest Arkansas), I mean, I don’t associate this area with zebras, lions, crocodiles, monkeys and a huge animal petting zoo. As usual, we had a fantastic time and the highlight for me was getting to hold and pet a baby lion!! Yes, I was singing the “Circle of Life” at the top of my *inside* lungs, because, people already think I’m weird, better not freak out all the fraternity and sorority kids near me…
*Reccomendation, call ahead to see what fun and exciting baby animals are available to be held and petted! The time before this I got to hold a (extremely frisky and clawful) baby Tiger!
The day was a surprisingly warm, October day and the wind blew hard which was refreshing and promising of typical season weather soon to arrive. I, unsurprisingly, was more excited than my children and practically danced around the car, an unbuckling fairy, freeing children and giddily promising exotic animals and experiences beyond their young mind’s wildest imagination….
We had a fantastic day and if you live in NW Arkansas or are traveling through, I highly recommend it! Not only is it a fun drive through animal safari with animals you don’t usually get to see this up close, but the petting zoo and exotic baby animals you get to hold make the trip a once in a lifetime experience! Find directions to the Gentry Animal Safari Here.