10:00AM - 5:00PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:00PM)

9:30AM - 5:30PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)

Global Conservation

Global Conservation Project Participation

Great Grevy’s Zebra Rally

The Grevy’s zebra has suffered one of the most drastic population declines of any African mammal, due to climate change, habitat loss and competition with livestock. In January of 2018, 2 employees from Lion Country Safari traveled to Kenya to participate in the second Great Grevy’s Rally, a census of the population, which will aid Grevy’s Zebra Trust and their conservation partners to safeguard the future of the Grevy’s zebra. During the Rally, the Lion Country Safari team covered hundreds of kilometers in a hot climate and spotted 13 Grevy’s zebra, photographing their stripe patterns with GPS enabled cameras. These images will later be processed and analyzed by sophisticated software to help determine the current population status of the Grevy’s zebra and will help conservationists determine where to focus their future efforts.

For more information on the Grevy’s Zebra Trust, visit http://grevyszebratrust.org

For more information on the Great Grevy’s Rally http://www.greatgrevysrally.com


Southern Giraffe Species Programme

Latest research has shown that there are four different giraffe species in Africa. Giraffe in Namibia are the southern giraffe (Giraffa giraffa) and, while both its subspecies occur in Namibia, most giraffe are the Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis) subspecies. Giraffe are widely spread across Namibia, occurring in national parks and on private and communal land. Giraffe population numbers and distribution in Namibia have increased over the past 30 years due to well-managed conservation efforts.

Based on a recent survey by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in Namibia, it is estimated that there are approximately 12,000 Angolan giraffe in that region. Lion Country Safari team members joined GCF in northwest Namibia to assist with giraffe surveying in 2019 and again in 2021. Surveying is an important tool for wildlife management because it allows us to observe long term population trends which ultimately help us to understand and protect the species. During the 2019 trip, the team recorded 139 individual giraffe sightings, surveyed 39 herds, and found 7 new calves over the course of 13 days. In 2021, the team recorded 234 individual giraffe sightings, including 12 new giraffe not previously recorded, over the course of 15 days.



Primate Sanctuary Support

The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) is the largest association of wildlife centers in Africa. Lion Country Safari regularly donates veterinary supplies and funds to member sanctuaries in order to secure a future for Africa’s primates and their habitat.



Migration Research

In early 2020, Lion Country Safari installed a MOTUS tracking station on grounds. The MOTUS tower helps to track the movement of migratory species across Florida to support research and conservation efforts of birds, bats, and more. Since installation, the MOTUS tower recorded an impressive number of migratory species in the area and has logged a wealth of data to the collaborative research network.


Additional Financial Support

  • Jane Goodall Institute
  • International Rhino Foundation
  • Lion Recovery Fund
  • World Parrot Trust
  • Sahara Conservation Fund
  • Sloth Conservation Foundation
  • Zoos Victoria Wildfire Fund
  • Conservation Planning Specialist Group