Behind the Scenes: Quincy Mall’s Jungle Safari [Watch]
Quincy Mall's popular Jungle Safari exotic animal exhibit has returned to the mall parking lot. Jungle Safari will be operating through Sunday, August 30.
"Jungle Safari is an educational traveling zoo that believes it is not only important to exhibit the animals but to educate the public as well," said Quincy Mall's Director of Marketing, Mike Jenkins. "They do several free lectures throughout the day, and conduct assemblies at local elementary schools & daycare facilities to bring the animals to the kids. It’s a great opportunity for children and families to come see some of the most beautiful animals on the planet that they may not otherwise have a chance to see other than on TV or in pictures."
Animals on display during Jungle Safari include a 450 lb. white Bengal tiger, monkeys, lemurs, a kangaroo, a black leopard and even a baby tiger!
Jungle Safari does not charge admission for families to come in under the tent and look, although there are parts of the exhibit that require a fee, like a petting zoo, photo opportunities, and horse and camel rides. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday, and then 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The public will be able to feed some of the animals in the petting zoo, and there will be daily public feedings of the “big cats" during Jungle Safari at 7:30 p.m. Arrive a little early before feedings to learn more about the big cats beginning at 7:15.