Discover Austin: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch - Episode 80
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is not only a giraffe and rhino conservation facility, it offers visitors the opportunity to get up-close to animals from around the world. Join me as I feed native, exotic, & endangered animals right from my car as I drive-thru the safari.
If you'd prefer to read about Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, the transcript can be found below the video.
Greetings! I’m Craig Smyser with 1835 Realty. If you’ve got the urge to see giraffes, rhinos, and zebras, but don’t have time for a trip to Africa, then I’ve got a place for you. We’re going to explore Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch on this road trip episode of Discover Austin.
Located about an hour from downtown Austin, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a Texas Style African Safari. It’s a 450 acre natural, protected environment with a variety of different ways to interact with the animals. They have over 500 animals of 45 species including some which are native to the area, others that are exotic, and some that are endangered.
It’s probably best known for the drive-through safari portion, but they’ve got the Walk-A-Bout which is a zoo-like area to view gibbons, spider monkeys, lemurs, and more. There’s a petting zoo with some very entertaining goats. And don’t be surprised to see peafowl roaming around the area, too. Of course, there is a gift shop and a restaurant as well.
Natural Bridge has two prominent conservation programs. One is for the giraffes and the other for rhinos. They partner with larger conservation organizations to help educate visitors about the situations these animals face.
While on the safari, you may get a chance to see kangaroos, gazelles, emus, bongos, camels, ostrich, zebras, llamas, white rhinos, antelopes, wildebeests, and many more. Natural Bridge Wildlife Park offers a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of animals so come on out. I’m Craig Smyser with 1835 Realty. Thanks for joining me on this road trip episode of Discover Austin.