There are lions, tigers and bears – plus another 1,000 animals that roam free while visitors are in the cages at Winston, Oregon’s Wildlife Safari.

It’s like a zoo except you are in the cage. Wildlife Safari stretches across more than six hundred acres of rolling, oak-studded hills and savanna-like grasslands in southern Oregon’s Douglas County.

There’s nearly four miles roadway that wind through the complex on a route that takes you through several distinct animal communities including Asia, Africa and the Americas. Each area is home to scores of species you rarely get to see this close. Flamingos, cougars, emus, tigers – and each is fascinating.

about author Grant McOmie

Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist, teacher and author who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. A fifth generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond where his family continues to live.

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  1. Sheila Olin says…

    What are the fees to visit at Wildlife Safari. I have 3 grandchildren I have never personally seen, who are coming to Oregon to visit me soon &I want to plan ahead for special Places to take them to.

    Written on April 5th, 2011 / Flag this Comment
  2. Rhiannon West Chamberlain says…

    Hi Sheila,

    Park Admission can be found at the following link:


    Rhiannon, Travel Oregon

    Written on April 5th, 2011 / Flag this Comment

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