About 90 miles north of Phoenix is a wild animal park called Out of Africa. It's a little different than most zoos in that most of the animals roam a large space and guests are driven through that space to get some close up looks.
Some get closer than others. The driver of the open bus and another keeper have developed a good relationship with the animals and they come right up to the bus to greet the guests and of course get a little treat while they are at it.
The area where the bus runs contains all kinds of African animals. There is a large group of zebras and they come over to the bus for a little hand out.
And as they go after the offering, there striped coats make beautiful patterns.
Even the young ones come over to see what is on offer.
This Gemsbok antelope watched us from a distance.
I thought the Emu was coming over for a treat.....
....but, what he really wanted was a hug.
In the walkable area of the park I saw lions, bears, hyenas and wolves but, I was mesmerized by the beautiful Bengal White Tiger.
In another section, there was a selection of reptiles like this gila monster. Just like a little kid, he had to stick his tongue out for the camera.
Out of Africa is an interesting place to visit where guests can get some up close animal experiences.