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Go, See, Explore: Sustainable Safari | An Unforgettable Adventure!

sustainable safari
photo by Kim Friedline | Twin Cities Mom

Located in a tucked-away corner of the Maplewood Mall is an adventure for animal lovers. Sustainable Safari offers an up-close experience with animals in a way that traditional zoos can’t. If you or your child love animals, a trip to Sustainable Safari is one you won’t forget!

Tickets will get you an all-day pass, so you can take a trip to the food court or lunch break and come back for more after!

Interacting with the Animals

The entrance fee comes with a small feed cup for each person. Purchase extra feed at any time, or any of the many packages to have one-on-one interactive experiences with the animals!

Kangaroos & Wallabies

Most of us have only seen these amazing animals on TV, so seeing and feeding them is an incredible experience. Kangaroos are so soft. Their fur feels similar to rabbit fur; their big eyes and big ears are adorable. Feed the adult kangaroos, and for a truly unique experience, add on a snuggle with a baby kangaroo!

sustainable safari
sustainable safari
sustainable safari

Capybaras

The world’s largest rodent, the Capybara, is another totally unique experience available at Sustainable Safari. As an add-on, participants can interact with a Capybara in their enclosure, feed them, and pet them. Give them a good scratch on their bristly backs and they might even roll over for a belly rub!

sustainable safari
sustainable safari

Llamas

Look out for these beauties, as they’ll steal your cup of feed in a blink! Pet the llamas, and give them a nibble of feed, but don’t be fooled by their serenely lovely eyes and long eyelashes– they’re quick and always looking for a snack!

Goats

Speaking of hungry, the goats throughout are bottomless pits for treats, non-stop tricksters, and constant entertainment. Goats of all sizes can be found throughout, running up ramps, peeking through funny signs, and waiting to retrieve treats from bucket pulleys.

sustainable safari
sustainable safari
sustainable safari

Parakeets

Enter the parakeet enclosure (no extra charge) to see parakeets of all colors en masse. Purchase a birdseed stick, and you’ll have a dozen parakeets nibbling at it in a flash of wings and color. Parakeets will sit on your head, your shoulders, and your arms in a cacophony of cheeping.

sustainable safari
sustainable safari
sustainable safari

Rabbits

For an add-on, get a special container of bunny food and spend some time in the rabbit enclosure! These gentle, incredibly soft creatures will nibble lettuce and hop around their enclosure. Sit quietly, and they’ll happily sit for petting.

sustainable safari
sustainable safari

Guinea Pigs

The guinea pigs have their own adorable village of wooden buildings, complete with a store, barn, and jail. For an add-on, sit in the guinea pig enclosure and feed them their favorite blend of lettuce while they run in and out of their village buildings, gather around your feet, and nibble out of your hand.

Snakes

Love reptiles? You’ll see an array of snakes, lizards, and tortoises throughout Sustainable Safari. For an add-on, hold a small or large python or boa constrictor!

sustainable safari
photo by Kim Friedline | Twin Cities Mom

Alligators

Feed baby alligators from a fishing pole, and watch them gobble up shrimp! For an add-on, the awesome staff will help you safely hold a baby alligator.

Other Amazing Creatures

sustainable safari
photo by Kim Friedline | Twin Cities Mom

Sustainable Safari has tons of other fascinating animals, including armadillos, ring-tailed lemurs, binturong/bearcat, porcupines, two-toed sloth, bush baby, fennec fox, and many more!

 


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