When my niece Sarah visited last month, we paid a visit to the B Bryan Preserve in Point Arena. The preserve has several species of zebras and antelope and provides late afternoon tours when they are doing the feeding. The private preserve covers over 100 acres on the outskirts of town. Quite a strange sight to see a herd of zebra when you are driving along the road! The preserve works with zoos and wild animal parks to maintain genetic diversity among the endangered species that they have on the property.
There was just six people on the tour and we piled in to the back of a 70's Land Cruiser and made the rounds. It was very cool to be so close the zebras during their feeding, sometimes without a fence between us and the animals. There were even some babies ranging from a few days old to a month old. Needless to say, they are pretty stinkin' cute.
|Sweet old Land Cruiser!|
|I thought baby lambs were the cutest, but baby zebras might take the top spot.|
Thing to know before you go:
- current entrance fee is $20/person with a discount available for kids
- tours take place in the late afternoon and reservations required
- dress in layers
- don't forget your camera