A combination zoo and drive-through wildlife viewing area, African Wildlife Safari offers up-close experiences with a variety of domesticated and wild animals. African Wildlife Safari's tree-shaded walk-through zoo includes some unusual wildlife, such as caracals, with their incredibly tall tufted ears that look like horns, and the oddly named dik dik antelope. Plus you'll find some zoo favorites, such as camels, ponies, a kangaroo, primates and roaming peacocks. With your admission, the kids get a ticket for one camel ride and one pony ride. The rides are short and rather lame for anyone over the age of 10, but they do emphasize the safari's sense of animal interactions. Educational shows and pig races scheduled throughout the afternoon are also fun diversions as you wander this area of the park. Back in your car, you can take a spin through the drive-through preserve. Cups of food to feed the animals cost extra, but are worth the fun. You are barely through the gate when elk and deer begin crowding your vehicle looking for snacks. One particularly hungry elk practically joined us in our van, which incited gales of laughter from us but might overwhelm younger or more timid visitors. A family can spend one to two hours here, more if you attend educational programs. Peak season admission runs around $18 for adults and $12 for kids. But the safari has reciprocity arrangements with more than 150 other zoos around the country, so your local membership may allow you to get in free or for half price. Hours vary by season, so check the website for details.