Safari West Walking Tour || Day Trip 1 from Bay Area, California || PART 2

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Hey guys welcome to our channel peppy
family this video is part 2 of the safari west tour and this exclusively
covers the walking tour this tour doesn’t have any age restrictions if you
haven’t already watched the part one of the safari west day trip which covers
the Jeep tour please click the link of the part 1 video in the description. Peter, the owner
grew up in Southern California. His family was a within into Hollywood his dad
was a producer and director ok and he did a lot of things like flipper and a
lot of things a lot of times a lot of movies or documentaries that involved
African exotic animals and so young age Peter was around a lot of Africa and
sonics built a pretty good-sized private collection of African exotics, sold the
land because they wanted to create a Regional Park in Beverly Hills area with
his land it’s still there it’s called Franklin Canyon Regional Park it’s still
there you can hike there and then shoot movies around ok
so he came up here and he bought this old 400 acre livestock ranch in 1988 and
then moved his animals up here in 1989 for a few years that’s all he did and
then he met Nancy she was working at the San Francisco Zoo as one of the
curators they met fell in love got married queued up here and they lived
here for for 25 years and for the first few years they just continued to kind of
work with a African exotics then they decided to open it up to the public so we opened up
into July 1993 which for the first ten years or
so right nobody came here because nobody really knew that we even existed
everybody kind of drove by out there but the last few best decade or so have
gotten really good again we’re busy year-round now the most part we have 150
employees We still open the entire year so things are gone a lot different
course we have about 900 950 960 birds and mammals up here so yeah yeah oh
pretty much and one one question I have is like sir we roamed a lot here and I
saw a lot of animals out there with Long horns yes so how safe is it like, is it still okay well so the the animal of the wildlife population, Are they
trained? well we don’t we don’t get real close to most of the wildlife population
out there we’re not doing hands on our protocol up here is really we use
protective contact I means using the contact between us and whatever we’re
working with evenly if we go out there’s a few of them that we do a little bit of
training with clicker training or hand signals like the Red River hogs either a
little bit of train with a liner but we don’t go in with the Rhinos because but
we stay on one side we have to bring them up closer to ten
sometimes to clip their nails to check them make sure they’re okay with you a
little bit of a training with our primates we have one cheetah that we go
in with with the other four Chitas we have no contact with them at all and
then as far as the antelope for concern there’s always a spotter we at least
take a bucket with them they always have ways to in case the antelope get a
little squirrely then they can always press but we’re not nobody’s doing a lot
of petting hands-on scratching behind their ears eating by hand that’s not
really the protocol it to it also we said we have to be we have to stay
pretty safe from aza requires us to do certain things as well so thank you very
much! We really enjoyed the trip! we’re good you guys were good group.
thank you!

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