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One Tank Trips: Wild Animal Safari

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2021-03-19 17:56:48-04

STRAFFORD, Mo. — The Wild Animal Safari in Strafford, Missouri, is 176 miles from Kansas City and takes two hours and 50 minutes to get to.

41 Action News traffic anchor Daisha Jones made the trip on just one tank of gas for the latest episode in the series, One Tank Trips.

The safari park has over 400 animals on 350 acres of land.

Some of the animals are located in the walk-about portion of the park and the rest on the drive-thru portion.

We started with the walk-about portion and were able to feed giraffes, a baby camel, goats and even got the chance to hold a coati.

The five-mile drive-thru allows you to either take your own vehicle and drive at your own pace, or take a complimentary bus tour that is one hour long.

You can purchase buckets of food for your journey and roll the window halfway down and feed the animals from inside your vehicle.

The up close and personal experience can last all day, as the park doesn't mind how many times you choose to drive around.

The park is open everyday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You can find more information on admission prices and animal feed purchases on the safari website.