Out of Africa Babies
I grew up visiting the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona. My great grandparents lived in the small Arizona town and a day in the park was always something I looked forward to. Now with my own daughters growing up with a love for this park too, we were excited for a family day to meet the new Out of Africa babies. We were there the very first day all the babies were enjoying their new outdoor homes where guests can watch them play. The three lion cubs, one Bengal tiger cub and rescued cougar cub are adorable! With so many must try experiences in the park already, visiting the babies added to our family fun day.
Not long ago a friend we met during our many visits to San Diego moved to Arizona for an opportunity to work at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park. While we were already very fond of the park, we were especially excited to visit. The timing with the new Out of Africa babies and our visit was perfect. We took a short two hour road trip from the Phoenix area to Camp Verde and spent the day on a safari, watching Tiger Splash and learning about the new lion and tiger cubs.
We walked from the Tiger Splash arena to explore the park and visit the babies.
The new lion and tiger cubs have homes just behind the Reptile Resort. Walk through the reptile exhibit to see the cubs on the other side.
Bengal Tiger Cub
Sunrise, the Bengal tiger, was born October 29, 2017 in Missouri. She was in need of a permanent home and arrived at Out of Africa in January weighing only 13.5 pounds. She’s grown a lot since her arrival and now enjoys her field trips to the Tiger Splash arena where she gets to play in the pool with toys.
The 9 week old lion cubs Kitanga, Ajabu and Jabari were born in the park just 9 days apart.
Sage is a 5 month old cougar cub. She was rescued in Cornville, Arizona where she was found orphaned. She had been visiting porches to eat cat food prior to discovering she was on her own. Out of Africa adopted Sage and is providing the proper care she needs to thrive.
Zarah and Katar are 10 months old and were born just a week apart. Their permanent home is not in the same area as the younger lions and tiger. Just a short walk away you can see them playing together and enjoying the sun during their many daytime naps.
The babies require 24 hour care while they are young just like human babies. We learned they are bottle fed and some spend evenings at home with park staff until they grow older.
Will you visit the Out of Africa to meet the lion and tiger cubs this spring?
The park receives no municipal, state, or federal funding so your visit is a direct contribution to helping maintain the safe environments and providing love, care and enrichment for the animals. Out of Africa is located about an hour between Phoenix and Flagstaff. We have visited the park in the spring, fall and winter – all with wonderful weather. Be sure to check the weather the day of your visit. The park has several areas to purchase snacks, meals and drinks. See our favorite park experiences for more reasons to visit!