SIX FLAGS SAFARI
There are baby animals at the Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure and you can see them starting this Saturday! The Six Flags 2021 season kicks off on March 20 with daily operations starting March 27 just in time to view all of the spring newborn animals. Six Flags’ Animal Care Team is excited to introduce all of the spring babies including a new species – the rare African bongo.
Guests can see the babies of 2020 when they visit the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure, including four giraffe calves and two Siberian tiger cubs. Six Flags will also introduce the rare bongo species including an adorable calf in mid-April. If you haven’t heard of the bongo now’s your chance to learn more about them with your own little ones. Here are some key facts:
- World’s third largest antelope, native to the continent of Africa;
- Striking, reddish-brown herbivores have unique white and black face markings, body stripes, and long, spiraled horns to aid with camouflage in their natural habitat;
- Mainly nocturnal animals, occasionally the bongo will exhibit crepuscular behaviors – making them most active at dusk and dawn; and
- Since the bongo’s wild population is estimated at fewer than 150 due to hunting and habitat loss, the species is considered critically endangered.
Later this spring, Six Flags will welcome more adorable babies including eland, dama gazelle and ankoli cattle calves in the Wilde Plains; wildebeest calves in the Serengeti Grasslands; kangaroo joeys in Didgeridoo Pass; bison calves in The Americas; zebra foals and Asian water buffalo calf in Afrikka; nilgai calves in Tigris Asiana and playful baboons in Baboon Village. It all adds up to an adventurous (and adorable) outing for your family!
The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is a great way to visit with 1,200 animals from six continents, all from the safety of your own vehicle. Guests drive through 11 simulated natural habitats and can see animals including giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears and baboons.
All the animals are clearly visible from your car windows, making this the perfect COVID-safe spring activity!