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Global Wildlife Safari Ride thrills
guests with up-close visits

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is unusual among the mid-Atlantic area zoos as the only one with an escorted truck (ride through) safari.

Your one hour adventure ride winds through four different paddocks of exotic animals, encompassing twenty five wooded acres. Along the way you will encounter furred and feathered friends  including giant birds like Ostrich and Emu. Hoofed mammals from six continents including African Zebra, North American bison, Asian and African antelope, European deer, Eurasian wild sheep, and South American Llama may also pay a visit as well as unusual cattle, donkey and goat breeds from around the world.  They’re all there for the fun, feeding and photographing!

For many riders, half the fun is bouncing along in the army surplus troop carrier called a deuce and a half.  It lumbers through and over mud, rocks, water and stumps with the dexterity of mahout’s elephant on shikari in India. It essentially makes its own roads and is not for the faint of heart.

Safari Rides are an optional ADD-ON to your General Admission ticket.

In addition to your regular park admission ticket, a Safari Ride is an optional upgrade. For best availability, we recommend arriving early and purchasing your Safari ticket with your admission. You will have a seat reserved for the next available ride departure.

This is a fun, feeding and “foto” opportunity. All riders must be at least 36″ tall and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (Sorry, but FuFeFo is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. For safety reasons, babies and guests under 36″ tall will not be allowed on the ride.)

Limited tickets are available each day for Safari Rides. Subject to availability and weather conditions.