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Animals

Now you can get even CLOSER! at Safari Niagara...

Safari Niagara is literally alive with the sights and sounds of more than 750 exotic and domestic animals, birds and reptiles. You can get closer than ever to ferocious felines, playful primates, huge hippos, gentle giraffes and bouncing bears – to name just a few.

Do you want to give our friends an extra nibble? In the wild, our animal friends would have to find food all on their own. Here at the park, our friends get only the best nutritious foods to keep them healthy. Now you can help by giving them a special treat. Please keep people food to yourself. Our Energy Treats are carefully prepared for specific diets to keep our friends healthy. Vending machines are located at various locations throughout the park. Have fun!

    Safari Niagara has some of the most beautiful and fascinating animals in the world. Simply click on any of the images below to learn more.

    Our animals in the park are waiting to meet you in person… see you soon!!!

     

    African Crowned Crane
    The African Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda and range from Southern Africa and Western Africa.
    African Hunting Dog
    The African Hunting Dog is only found in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas.
    African Lion
    The African Lion is the second largest cat, and the only cat with a mane. They live in prides, that consist of related females, their cubs and one to two adult males.
    African Spurred Tortoise
    They are the largest African Tortoise. Broad, flat carapace. They have thick skin to hold water.
    Alpaca
    The Alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid.
    American Red Fox
    The American Red Fox is a subspecies of the Red Fox of North America.
    Andean Condor
    The Andean Condor is a large black vulture, and it is a national symbol of Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia and Ecuador.
    Argus Monitor
    They’re among some of the largest lizard species in the world and are related to Komodo dragons.
    Asian Water Dragon
    When nervous or frightened, water dragons take refuge in the water.
    Bactrian Camel
    Camels have had to adapt tho their natural habitat to ensure survival. One of these adaptations is their ability to survive without water for 5 to 7 days.
    Bald Eagle
    The Bald Eagle is the only eagle confined to North America. They flourish in northern climates because of their feather-protected skin, feet made of tendon and nonliving material of their beak.
    Barbary Ape
    The Barbary ape is a medium-sized, heavily built monkey.
    Bearded Dragon
    There are many different bearded dragon colors which sometimes can help tell you what environment they came from.
    Black & White Ruffed Lemur
    The black and white ruffed lemur is native to the island of Madagascar. They have a complex social structure and are known for their loud, raucous calls.
    Black Bear
    Black bears are bulky, heavyset mammals. Although named “black bear” their colours can vary from brown, dark brown, cinnamon, blue, black to even white.
    Blue & Gold Macaw
    Blue and Gold Macaws are one of the larger macaws. Living in flocks in the wild, they are highly social birds. In captivity, Macaws are known to live up to 80 years.
    Blue Tongue Skink
    The blue tongue skink gets its name from its long blue tongue. The tongue can be used in defensive displays.
    Blue-bellied Roller
    The Blue-bellied Roller is a large bird, who gets its name from its rich blue belly and wings.
    Brazilian Tapir
    The Brazilian Tapir is the seoncd-largest land mammal in South American.
    Brown Lemur
    The Brown Lemur is a species of the lemur in the Lemuridae family and is found in Madagascar and Mayotte.
    Budgerigar
    Nicknamed the budgie, the budgerigar is also known as a common pet parakeet. Naturally green and yellow with black markings, breeders have created a rainbow of blues, whites, yellows, greys and some even with forms of small crests.
    Bush Stone-Curlew
    A large, ground-dwelling bird found in Australia. Although it looks rather like a wader it is a land predator not unlike the roadrunners of North America.
    California King Snake
    Scientific name means "shiny skin." Scales are smooth.
    Canada Lynx
    The Canada Lynx is one of the most seldom seen cats in the wild. They live in mature coniferous forest or on the outskirts of farmland. Human activity does not seem to be threatening the lynx population.
    Canadian Bob Cat
    Bobcats are found in a variety of habitats, from mountain ranges to deserts. Weighing only 15 to 20 lbs. their ferocious growls give the impression of a much larger cat.
    Cane Toad
    Cane Toads are the largest toads in the world. They are heavily built with tough, warty skin.
    Cape Thicknee
    The Cape Thicknee are solitary birds that live in dry areas and cope with daytime sun and heat by taking cover under trees and bushes.
    Capuchin Monkey
    Small monkeys hailing from Central and South America. In captivity they have a life span of 35-45 years and in the wild only 15 to 25 years.
    Caracal
    The caracal ranges from Africa, Arabia, Afghanistan and India. They are a small cat that will grow to about 36 inches long and maximum weight of 40 pounds.
    Common Eland
    The largest and most heavily built of all antelopes, the Common Eland, can weigh up to 2000 pounds.
    Common Raven
    Common Ravens typically live about 10-15 years in the wild, although lifespans of up to 40 years have been recorded.
    Cougar
    The cougar is also known as a puma, panther or mountain lion and are native to Canada. They hunt on everything from large animals like moose or elk to small animals, such as mice or squirrels.
    Dark Handed Agile Gibbons
    The Dark Handed Agile Gibbon is an endangered species due to habitat loss and illegal trade for the pet market.
    Double Yellow Amazon
    The Yellow Amazon is an endangered amazon parrott of Mexico and northern Central America.
    Eagle Owl
    The Eagle Owl is part of the genus Bubo.
    Eclectus Parrot
    The Eclectus parrot is the most distinctive example of sexual dimorphism in the bird world. In fact for many years, biologists believe these birds to be two different species. The male is mainly green, while the female is a bright, ruby red.
    Eland
    The Eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa.
    Emu
    A large bird, found only in Australia, an Emu will reach height of 6 ft. and weigh around 130 lbs.
    European Barn Owl
    The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds.
    Everglade Rat Snake
    The Everglades rat snakes are very good swimmers. They will take to water readily to escape danger.
    Flamingo
    Home to the Greater Flamingos and Roseate Flamingos. Flamingos often stand on one leg, and tuck the other beneath their body. Flamingos are hatched with grey plumage, but adults light pink and bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtaine
    Giraffe
    The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world, with males growing to 18 feet tall at times.
    Goats
    Goats are considered small livestock animals, compared to bigger animals such as cattle, camels and horses.
    Goffin's Cockatoo
    The maximum recorded lifespan of a Goffin's Cockatoo is 36 years in captivity.
    Golden Eagle
    Golden Eagles use their agility and speed combined with extremely powerful talons to snatch up prey.
    Great Horned Owl
    The Great Horned Owl cannot turn their heads in a complete circle. Instead they can rotate their heads 270 degrees due to extra vertebrae in their necks.
    Green Anaconda
    With an average length of 6 m (20 ft.) and a top length of 8.8 m (29 ft.) the green anaconda is one of the longest snakes in the world.
    Green Basilisk
    Of the four basilisk species, this is unquestionably the most handsome and brightly colored; it is the only basilisk that is bright green.
    Green Wing Macaw
    The Green Winged Macaw is the largest of the Ara genus and are widespread throughout the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America.
    Grey Legged Douroucouli
    The Grey-Legged Douroucouli are the only true nocturnal monkey and inhabit the forests of South America.
    Grey Wolf
    Wolves are extremely communal animals, that live most of their lives in the presence of other wolves.
    Hippopotamus
    Hippos are the most dangerous animal in Africa due to their aggressive tempers and unpredictable behaviour. They can out run man and have massive tusks and razor sharp incisors used for defending themselves.
    Honduran Milk Snake
    The milksnake is a harmless, non-venomous snake which kills its prey by constriction.
    Japanese Macaque
    Also known as the Snow Monkey, the Japanese Macaque, lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year.
    Lar Gibbon
    Lar gibbons are apes, which mean that, unlike monkeys, they don’t have a tail. They have a hairy body, except for buttocks, where they have ischial callosities or sitting pads.
    Lars Gibbon
    The Lars Gibbon is also known as the white-handed gibbon. They are found in Indonesia, Loas, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
    Laughing Kookaburra
    Native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, the Laughing Kookaburra is the largest member of the Kingfisher family.
    Leopard Gecko
    The leopard gecko gets its name from the leopard-like spots that cover the bodies of adult animals.
    LionTail Macaque
    Living in troops of 10 to 20 members and ruled by one dominant male, they live primarily in the tree tops. They communicate with each other by 17 different vocal patterns and body language. This is a highly endangered species.
    Mali Uromastyx
    Uromastyx lizards are well equipped for the arid regions in which they live.
    Masked Lapwing
    A large, common and conspicuous bird, the Masked Lapwing is native to Australia. It spends most of it's time on the ground searching for food.
    Military Macaw
    The Military Macaw is a large parrot, commonly found in the pet trade industry.
    Miniature Horse
    Miniature Horses are usually less than 34-38 inches and are found primarily in Europe and the Americas.
    Muskox
    The muskox is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted during the seasonal rut by males, from which its name derives.
    Mute Swan
    The Mute Swan gets it's name from the fact that is less vocal than other swan species.
    Nicobar Pigeon
    With its iridescent emerald green, copper, and blue plumage and long, ornamental neck feathers known as hackles, the Nicobar Pigeon is one of the most beautiful species of Pigeon in the World.
    Nilgai
    A large Asian antelope, originally from India and Pakistan, they have been introduced into Texas as free-ranging exotic ungulates.
    Northern River Otter
    River Otters are a part of the weasel family, living near waterways and coasts. They are protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur.
    Patagonian Maras
    About the size of small dogs, Patagonian maras rear legs are long, akin to kangaroos. They are brown with white undersides, with hindquarters marked with a white patch. A large snout and large eyes are prominent on the face.
    Red Footed Tortoise
    The red-footed tortoise is named for colorful markings on its limbs and face. The species can reach 14 inches in length.
    Red Kangaroo
    The kangaroo is a marsupial, which means they carry their babies in a pouch.
    Red Panda
    Red pandas are most closely related to racoons and are similar to giant pandas and bears but are now in a ‘family’ of their own.
    Red Tegu
    Tegus are large reptiles, with some species reaching a total length of around four feet, and a weight of approximately fifteen pounds.
    Reindeer
    The reindeer is also known as the caribou in North America. It is a deer from the Arctic and Subarctic.
    Reticulated Python
    Range in size from 10-20 feet in length. They are one of the longest snakes in the world.
    Ring Tail Lemur
    When travelling, Lemurs keep their striped tails raised like flags to keep their group together.
    Rosella
    A Rosella is a colourful Australian parrot, native to Australia and nearby islands.
    Sacred Ibis
    The sacred ibis is a very quiet bird. The only sounds it makes are low croaks while on its breeding grounds.
    Saker Falcon
    The Saker Falcon is a very large falcon. It breeds from eastern Europe, eastwards across Asia to Manchuria.
    Scarlet Ibis
    The Scarlet Ibis inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. It's remarkably brilliant scarlet colouration makes it unmistakable.
    Scarlet Macaw
    The Scarlet Macaw is a large, colourful macaw, native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics.
    Serval
    Servals have a very high success rate at hunting, even higher than a lion! This is due to their long,slim legs and large ears.
    Siamang Gibbon Ape
    The Siamang Gibbon Ape is a tail-less, arboreal, black-furred gibbon, native to Malaysia, Thailand and Sumatra.
    Siberian Tiger
    Siberian Tigers get their name from the region in which they live, the Amur-Ussuri region of Siberia. Although, some have been found in Northeastern China and North Korea
    Snowy Owl
    In North America the Snowy Owl is also known as the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl or Harfang.
    Southeast African White Lions
    Southeast African White Lions reign from sacred Timbavati region of South Africa and although rare, white lions are currently classified with their tawny family members, as Panthera leo krugeri. They are not albino lions. Instead, the white color is ca
    Spotted Jaguar
    This powerful cat has no rivals, other than man. The jaguar is predominantly a forest dweller, most commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon Basin.
    Swift Parrot
    The Swift Parrot is about 25 cm (10 in) long and has long pointed wings and long tapering tail feathers.
    Syrian Brown Bear
    The Syrian Brown Bear is a relatively small subspecies of brown bear, native to Eurasia.
    Turkey Vulture
    The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion. It finds food using its keen eyes and sense of smell.
    Violet Turaco
    These birds are also known as violaceous turacos or violet plantain-eaters. Their plumage is a glossy violet color except for their thick orange bill, yellow forehead and crimson crown.
    Warthog
    The name Warthog comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions on the head of the Warthog.
    White Cockatoo
    The White Cockatoo, also known as the Umbrella Cockatoo, is a medium-sized all white cockatoo endemic to tropical rainforest on islands of Indonesia.
    White Rhinoceros
    Both black and White Rhinoceroses are actually grey. They are different not in color but in lip shape. The White Rhinoceros has a squared lip, while its black relative has a pointed upper lip.
    Wildebeest
    Wildebeest, also refereed to as gnu, are a hooved mammal native to Africa.
    Zebra
    Zebras are grazers, that travel in herds, often consisting of one male and up to six females. Their stripes help to conceal them in the wild.

     

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