Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Grazing at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (3893425144).jpg
Date openedJune 1, 1984
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Coordinates29°41′39″N 98°20′08″W / 29.69421°N 98.33567°W / 29.69421; -98.33567Coordinates: 29°41′39″N 98°20′08″W / 29.69421°N 98.33567°W / 29.69421; -98.33567,
Land area400 acres (160 ha)[1]
No. of animals500[1]
No. of species40+[1]

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is an "African Safari, Texas-Style." The ranch is a Texas Land Heritage Property, recognized and certified by the State of Texas for being used for agriculture by the same family for over 100 years. Visitors experience over 400 acres of safari drive-thru in the Texas Hill Country from their vehicles.[2]

The Natural Bridge Caverns is not affiliated but is located nearby.


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a safe home-away-from-home for more than 500 animals representing more than 40 species. The ranch features species from every continent except Antarctica. Animals at the ranch include addax, African crowned crane, African elephant, African spurred tortoise American alligator American bison, American black bear, aoudad, Arabian oryx, Axis, dromedary camel, barasingha, bar-headed goose Bengal tiger blackbuck, blesbok, blue bull, blue and gold macaw bongo, Burmese python, chicken, Chilean flamingo cougar, dama gazelle, Damaraland zebra, eland, emu, Eurasian eagle owl, fallow, gemsbok, gibbon, Grant's gazelle, impala, Japanese macaque, kangaroo, kudu, llama, longhorn, mandrill, muntjac, Nile lechwe, nilgai, ostrich, Patagonian cavy, peacock, red lechwe, red ruffed lemur, Reeve's muntjac reticulated giraffe, rhea, ring-tailed Lemur, sable antelope, scimitar horned oryx, serval, Sicilian donkey, Southern cassowary Southern ground hornbill springbok, vervet monkey waterbuck, watusi, white rhinoceros, wildebeest, and zebu.

The animals within the ranch's safari drive-thru are free to roam. In addition to the drive-thru, the ranch's walk-a-bout area features several species of primates, a petting barnyard, a lemur island surrounded by a koi pond, giraffes, as well as the Safari Camp Grill restaurant and Safari Trading Post gift shop.


  1. ^ a b c "Explore the Wildlife Ranch Safari Map". Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. Archived from the original on 16 April 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2011.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Mullenniex, Michael (July 19, 2010). "Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, San Antonio, Texas". San Diego Reader. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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