Franklin Drive Thru Safari, Franklin

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  • What a fun thing to do! The animals were so full of personality and super interactive. The whole family had a blast being up close and personal with llamas, zebras, emus, water buffalo, axis deer, and...  more »
  • Awesome morning! If you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment with kiddos check this place out. Make sure to go in a utility vehicle or truck for the optional trails. Super affordable and only $...  more »
  • My family and I stay 3 hours away and have made multiple trips to visit. We love the interaction with the animals.They are not shy at all. We visited the baby room twice to see the babies that were cl...  more »
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  • The whole family had an amazing time. The animals were so tame and ready to be fed and petted. They walk up to your car and stick their heads in the window. So much variety to see. It's so much better than a regular big city zoo. We loved petting and feeding the animals so much that we will be back soon.
  • I enjoyed the driving aspect of the park, but was so saddened by the enclosures. Several enclosures were littered with red Solo cups. Many of them looked too small for the monkeys, otters, flamingos, etc, and even had rusty metal fixtures in them, which I can only imagine hurts the monkeys' hands and feet in the hot summer. It didn't appear that there were any trained professionals caring for the animals, especially since the baby room was being overseen by a 15 year old boy. I know many safari parks in the US that act as rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation centers for wildlife, but this place is just exploiting exotic animals for business. The animals don't appear to be mistreated, but they don't seem happy at all. I wish Texas and the US had stronger laws regarding exotic animals. Also, this place has been issued warnings by the USDA and PETA for it's treatment of it's resident animals, but I think this place needs to taken over by professionals who will truly care for and provide adequate space for the enclosure animals.
  • Okay I have to start off by saying I loved the experience and being so close up to these exotic animals was thrilling and exciting but at the same time I felt very sad for the animals. I noticed a handful of infections on things like horns, some of them had gashes on the side of their faces and a handful of tumor looking like things around throats of a few of the animals as well. And I realize when you have so many animals in a facility like that sickness occurs and fights break out but it was sad to see, I guess. I'm hoping that it's just Mother Nature being itself, and not abused animals. They were very friendly and docile other than the camel who decided to Jack all the food out of my hand while it was sitting on my lap LOL. And I was just caught off guard, he knew the game well and he won! Fortunately for me my niece was so sweet as to share her bucket with me throughout our three our expenditure. We went around three times and then spent about 30 minutes at the petting zoo area. Using the restroom washing our hands checking out all the animals, feeding those you could, and of course taking pictures! It was extraordinary hot well over 92 degrees outside with a blistering 60 + humidity Factor. All of that into account, we still had a wonderful time!
  • We had so much fun! The animals will eat right from your hand. The camels will come right into the car for the food. The giraffes are awesome and feeding them was amazing. It was a good time!
  • We drove 2 hours to come here for fathers day and I was hoping it would be worth the drive and it SO was! We came with our three children in our van and we absolutely loved it!! What a fun family trip. And so reasonably priced. Can't wait to come back (preferably when it isn't so hot out so we can enjoy the outdoor exhibits a bit more because momma doesnt like the heat haha)

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