Topsey Exotic Ranch offers a wild safari experience
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At Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari, you can go on a wild African safari without leaving Central Texas. Located in Topsey, Texas near Copperas Cove, the ranch has everything from camels to zebras, and you can see them all from the comfort of your own car.
Established in 1984 by Gary Friedel, the Topsey Exotic Ranch is home to more than 50 species of wildlife.
“We’ve got the camels, buffalo, Watusi zebras, baby zebras. I’ve got ostriches over there, emus, donkeys, ponies, monkeys, bears. I mean, big cats, little cats, all different kinds of stuff. Too long of a list to name,” Friedel said.
Visitors are reminded to stay in their cars and not to feed the animals, but you can roll down your windows and let the animals come right up to your vehicle. The safari makes for a fun and affordable family experience.
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children. Kids 2 and under receive free admission, and guests are encouraged to take as long as they please to tour the park.
Visit TopseyExoticRanch.com for more information on this safari experience.
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