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— Ask anyone in the region about Gentry, and the one

thing they're likely to know is that the Safari is here - and for good

reason, because the Wild Wilderness Safari draws hundreds and

thousands of visitors to Gentry each week.

And the reason for the Safari's success becomes quite obvious af

ter each visit. Though privately owned and operated by the Wilmoth

family, the animal park continues to grow and improve each year.

The petting zoo has many baby animals for children to see up

close, touch and even hold. And it's not every day that a child or

adult can pet a lion cub, hold a baby Kinkajou or see and touch

baby monkeys and baboons. How often can a child touch a kan

garoo and see up-close the joey peeking out from inside its moth

er's pouch?

One might not expect it, but it's easy to spend hours rather than

minutes driving through the acres of wildlife and seeing animals

right outside the car windows. In fact, being in a hurry probably

won't work because there is simply too much to see.

It's no surprise that the Safari is one thing people almost always

remember about Gentry. It's an impressive place to visit - a place

not quickly forgotten and a place that has something new and in

teresting to see and do on each new visit.

More information on the Safari is available by calling 736-8383

or visiting the Safari's Web site at

Community, Pages 10 on 08/05/2009

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