West Coast Game Park Safari

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West Coast Game Park
West Coast Game Park Safari - Bella the lion - Bandon Oregon.jpg
Bella the lion cub
Date opened 1968 (1968)
Location 46914 Highway 101
Bandon, Oregon, USA
Coordinates 43°00′36″N 124°24′55″W / 43.009957°N 124.415284°W / 43.009957; -124.415284Coordinates: 43°00′36″N 124°24′55″W / 43.009957°N 124.415284°W / 43.009957; -124.415284
Land area 21 acres (8.5 ha)[citation needed]
No. of animals 450[1]
No. of species 75[2][3]
Annual visitors 60,000 [4]
Owner Bob Tenney
Website westcoastgameparksafari.com

The West Coast Game Park Safari is a walk-through safari park in Bandon, Oregon, United States. It opened in 1968,[1] and includes snow leopards, African lions, Bengal tigers, emu, capybara, and cougars.[3][5]

The park is a petting zoo and captive breeding program, including endangered species such as the snow leopard.[6] They sell and loan big cats to other parks and zoos.[6]

In 1985, Bob Tenney, the park owner, stated the game park received 60,000 visitors per year.[4]

Two American black bears from the game park were bought in 2001 and 2002 by Baylor University, whose mascot is the Baylor Bears.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "About Our Park". West Coast Game Park Safari. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Creatures Tamer at Bandon Park". The Register-Guard. June 24, 1190. p. 30. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Kuechle, Jeff (April 9, 2006). "Combing the Coast - More Outdoors (advertorial)". The Oregonian. p. Special 26. 
  4. ^ a b "Game Park's Owner Opposes Funding for Wildlife Safari". The Register-Guard. December 21, 1985. p. 3. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Getting to Know You (picture caption)". The Oregonian. April 3, 2006. p. B02. 
  6. ^ a b Griffith, John (March 14, 1990). "Endangered Leopards Thrive in Bandon Game Park". The Oregonian. p. B02. 
  7. ^ "Baylor University: Baylor Bear Program: FAQ". Baylor University. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 

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