Wild animal wednesday: meet the zebras!
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (WRBL) – Come take a walk on the wild side! Every Wednesday on News 3 This morning, Blake Eason from News 3 takes you on a ride through Wild Animal Safari – a Pine Mountain theme park.
At the next stop on our safari adventure, we return through the safari to meet the zebras in the driving display. Unlike some animals in the drive-thru, zebras are a big fan of all visitors.
Immediately after driving, the zebras quickly made their way to our zebra painted van, anticipating more food and new friends. General manager Katie Harrison says it’s totally normal because zebras are the furthest thing from shyness.
“So zebras love to ride and eat food in people’s cars. Now we tell people not to hand feed the zebras so you see how I kind of throw it in this one’s mouth. It’s because they have a lot of teeth and they will bite you, ”Harrison said.
During a visit with the zebras, Harrison answers a popular question she often receives from visitors to the park.
“A lot of people have asked me, you know, are they black with white stripes? White with black stripes? In fact, their skin underneath is black and then their fur has the striped pattern on it, ”Harrison said.
Right now there are 12 zebras at Wild Animal Safari and Harrison says they’re all unique and interesting in their own way.
“The only thing I love is how unique they are. Each has a different stripe pattern which is unique. So you will never see the same pattern on one. All are simply unique. Harrison said.
While visiting Wild Animal Safari, park visitors can hire a zebra painted van to drive the safari or drive their own car through the park. Guided tours are also available for park visitors who wish to learn more about all of the animals throughout the safari.
Wild Animal Safari is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 and as part of this celebration, the park is partnering with News 3 for “Wild Animal Wednesdays – A Ride on the Wild Side”. The park is located at 1300 Oak Grove Road in Pine Mountain, Georgia, and the 300-acre park is home to 75 species of animals. For more information on Wild Animal Safari, including how to plan your visit and purchase tickets, go to https://animalsafari.com.