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African Safari Zoo, Toulouse, France

May 27th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Zoo in the area of Toulouse, mostly covering african safari. Over 600 animals in semi-freedom to view either walking or even in your car.

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Lion Country Safari, Irvine, California, USA

May 27th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lion Country Safari existed in Irvine, California until 1984. Lion Country was founded and headed up by South African CEO Harry Shuster of United Leisure in 1968 and the first park opened in Florida in 1969. The second park in California opened in June 1970. In 1982, two years prior to closing the park, United Leisure opened a summer day camp, Camp Frasier to hopefully help offset the effects of low attendance. Meanwhile there was still no budget for maintaining the park and its deteriorating attractions meant the park's future was doomed. In 1984 with dwindled attendance and decrepit conditions the park closed. In 1982, During the final years of the park, a long bitter battle began between Shuster and the Irvine Company where the Irvine Company decided to renegotiate the 28 year lease on the land (which began in 1968) and try to take back control as nearby property values increased and the park was proving to be a financial liability. Harry Shuster then became involved in a bitter and excruciating legal battle until 1997 when they finally reached a settlement. During the ongoing legal battle Shuster threatened to 'tear it all down' -- including Irvine Meadows (built on a sublease agreement with U.L., now Verizon Wireless Amphitheater), Wild Rivers, and the day camp. His reasoning was, "I built all this on a firm 28 year lease agreement, why should the Irvine Company be allowed to take it from me just because they want it back?". A portion of the park's entertainment area was converted into the current water park Wild Rivers in 1986-87. The remaining portion of the park was left as Camp Frasier which continued until the early 90's when it became Camp James. During the Years of Camp Frasier the drive through reserve was used for horseback riding, archery, ATC, ATV riding and hiking. Lion Country was originally in the city limits of Laguna Hills.

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The West Midland Safari and Leisure Park (WMSP), Worcestershire, England

May 26th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The West Midland Safari and Leisure Park (WMSP) is a safari park located on the A456 between Kidderminster and Bewdley in Worcestershire, England, opened in 1973.

The park has a four-mile drive round Safari, with many species of animals from all over the world in mixed and single species reserves. As well as this, there is a large theme park area, pets corner, discovery zone and Spring Grove House, the park being built within the grounds. The Severn Valley Railway runs parallel to the park at one point between the stations of Kidderminster and Bewdley.

Of only fourteen White Lions in the UK, twelve are on display at the park while Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire house a further two. WMSP also has the largest herd of Hippopotamus in Europe. The park houses several rare species in need of conservation including African Wild Dog, Aye-Aye, White Rhinoceros and White tiger - of which WMSP has the largest group in the UK.

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Ocean World Park (Dolphin Swim), Dominican Republic

March 14th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ocean World Park (Dolphin Swim) in Dominican Republic.

Splash through a shimmering waterfall and enter the undersea magic of Ocean World! This is a marine adventure unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

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Dolphin Encounters Bahamas, Bahamas

March 14th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dolphin Encounters began in 1989 when two bottlenose dolphins from a defunct aquarium in Nassau were rescued to be relocated to a large seawater dolphin habitat on Treasure Island (a.k.a. Great Guana Cay), Abaco, Bahamas. Soon after, six more dolphins joined our marine mammal family in Abaco. This created the foundation of what is today known as Dolphin Encounters in Nassau.

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Europa-Park, Rust, Germany

September 18th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Europa-Park is the second-most-popular theme park in Europe, after Disneyland Paris. It is open from April to October and in December and early January. It's located in Rust, south-west Germany, between Freiburg and Strasbourg. Its mascot is a grey mouse named "Euromaus" whose friends include Europhant, an elephant. It is split into fourteen different areas, typically named after European countries or regions.

Europa-Park is unusual in that it is run by the Mack family which has produced vehicles since 1780, circus waggons since 1880 and rollercoasters since 1921. The park was opened in 1975 to act as a showcase for many of their different ride models - for example, the Wild Mouse roller coaster. The amusement ride company is now called de:MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG. This explains why the park has two of their water coaster models (one a Super Splash model) and is home to the one-of-a-kind Euro-Mir. One of the few rides that goes against this rule is the relatively new Silver Star, designed by B&M of Switzerland. This is presumably because Mack doesn't offer a hyper coaster model.

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Dream Park, Cairo, Egypt

August 25th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

An amusement park, golf course, entertainment and shopping center southwest of Cairo.

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ZOO in Gdańsk Oliwa, Poland

June 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

ZOO in Gdańsk Oliwa, Poland (full name: Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny Wybrzeża w Gdańsku-Oliwie).

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