On New Year's Eve we hopped back into the car and drove two hours to the Out of Africa Wildlife Park. It was so much fun! I'm pretty sure I was more excited about all the animals we got to see close up than any of the kids were, but that's okay.
The first thing we did when we got there was hop on a big safari bus to see some of the animals. We were all given a piece of celery to feed either a giraffe or the camel, whichever one decided to cooperate. The first giraffe followed our bus, I guess he was ready for a whole bunch of celery. Our tour guide advised us not to save our celery for another animal because you just never know. So that giraffe got quite a feast.
Here he comes.
Grandma was nice enough to buy some food for the girls to feed the prairie dogs. They thought that was pretty neat.
Tatum and Jade got to check out a snake up close and personal. It took them awhile to figure out where he was since they were a little too short, but once they found him they thought it was awesome.
Brennan, Tatum, Ben and Ella. As you can see Ella did not trust that huge lion behind her. :)