I never tire of California; you can do just about anything here including go on a Safari. My family and I took a mini vacation to Safari West located in Santa Rosa, CA. It's not a zoo but a wild life preserve that covers 400 acres of land with more that 400 exotic animals. Below are a few pictures from our adventures.
Pictured above is the jeep we rode in for our tour. We even got to sit on the top bench part of the time.
I was about seven feet away from this giraffe when I took the photo. There were no fences between us. We were sitting on the top bench so I was practically eye level with him. The giraffes were one of my favorite parts of the tour. They have the sweetest eyes.
That bar on the right hand side of the picture is part of the jeep. That's how close we were to these zebras during the tour.
Another animal we saw on the tour. At the moment, the species name escapes me. Any zoologists out there who want to help me out? Update - Above is a picture of a Bongo from the antelope species. Thanks Corvus!
I wish I could share all my photos with you but I suspect I've already gone a little overboard.