Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Here’s where adventure beckons.
It’s the inquisitive gaze of the 20-foot-tall reticulated giraffes that greet visitors at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch—and the “oohhhhs and ahhhhs” it creates throughout the vehicle—that has made the ranch one of Texas’ top-rated family entertainment attractions.
Kids of all ages (and the child-like spirit in each of us) come alive when driving through the 450-acre ranch where animals complete with polka dots, stripes, horns and feathers roam. Our newest expansion, Tower Creek, continues the adventure through a picturesque landscape filled with curious critters. Located near the end of Tower Creek, The Safari Sweet Spot, will tame the wildest sweet tooth.
The natural, free-grazing environment is home to more than 500 animals from more than 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide, including two southern white rhinos, North American buffalo, kangaroos, zebras, emus, ostriches, elk, gazelle and wildebeests. Guests receive a bag of feed and can tour the ranch as many times as desired while at the ranch.
But the safari adventure does not end in the open preserve.
Guests can wander through the Walk About, where peacocks roam freely. Witness the acrobatic acts and diverse vocalizations of the lesser ape, the Gibbon. Lemur Island, an open-air, cage-free enclosure that mimics the habitat of the Ring-tailed Lemur’s native home of Madagascar, is home to a frisky family of Ring-tailed Lemurs.
In the Petting Barnyard, get extremely up close and share a few laughs as the African Pygmy Goats (and their many offspring) beg for treats. Feel the softness of the llama’s coat. Gawk at the hens and fowl. Guests can also take a break at the Safari Camp Grill, which serves up tasty treats.
The ranch is open 362 days a year.
Operating schedule, interactive maps, educational videos and more can be seen online at www.WildlifeRanchTexas.com.
Click HERE to read the news release, “Wild Giraffe Populations Dwindling, Ranch Sounds Alarm.”
Located between San Antonio and New Braunfels. Exit #175 off IH 35. Seven miles west on Natural Bridge Caverns Road.