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Safari Tram Ride

Opens 10 am daily.
$8.00 per person ages 2 years old and up!

Nestled in the lush woods of Minocqua, Wisconsin, the Safari is home to a diverse group of animals including; Eland, Wildebeest, Big Horn Sheep, Dall Sheep, Addax, Nilgai, Kudu, Nyala, Ostrich, Scimitar Oryx, Emu, Beisa Oryx and Arabian Oryx. Wildwood Wildlife Park is dedicated to the conservation of these threatened and endangered species.

Guests will board a tram and enjoy a narrated journey winding through the sprawling woods. Spot Zebra grazing near a spring-fed pond. Watch Eland studding across an open field. Search for the camouflaged Scimitar Horned Oryx concealed in the thickets or the Wildebeest sunning on the savannah. From the comfort of the tram, visitors can observe and photograph these beautiful creatures. There is nothing like this in the state of Wisconsin!

New to the Safari are the Arabian Oryx. In 1972 poachers in Oman killed the last wild Arabian Oryx. After extensive conservation efforts with zoos and private preserves the Arabian Oryx were reintroduced into the wild starting in 1980. In 1986 the Oryx was classified as endangered on the IUCN Red list and in 2011 it was the first animal to revert to vulnerable status after being listed as extinct in the wild. In 2011 populations were estimated at over 1,000 individuals in the wild and 6,000-7,000 individuals in captivity worldwide. This is one of the most successful stories of conservation recovery of this decade.