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Big Joel's Safari

13187 State Hwy M
Wright City , MO , 63390
Phone: 636-745-3031
38° 47' 22.0128" N, 91° 1' 17.76" W
Contact name: 
Joel Clinger
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Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo and Educational Park is the "zoo made for you" and is the premier animal-based attraction in the area. Big Joel's is a family-owned farm and attraction, that is open to the public April through October. At Big Joel's Safari we offer an up close and personal experience with animals of all types from mild to wild. Birthday parties, Zoo Rentals, Special Events We care for well over 60 different animal species, both big and small! No visit is the same as there are always new-born animals, new species, exhibits, and things to do. Looking for a cool and fun place to have your child's (or yours!) birthday party? Give that special child a truly unique day at Big Joel's Safari!

We opened the doors to our private menagerie to the public for the first time in July, 2012. Since then thousands of visitors have come to Big Joel's and they keep coming back for more. Big Joel and his family are continually improving and adding to their park every year (and sometimes during the year!).
You can touch and feed many of our animal residents, and view the rest up close. Some of the animals you'll see include majestic bison, watusi cattle, zebu, aoudads, camels, zebras, llamas, african porcupines, ostriches, emus, parrots, reptiles, and a variety of deer, elk, and antelope as well as other farm animals. Big Joel's Safari now cares for well over 60 different animal species, both big and small! Besides visiting with the local animal residents at the park, you can relax on our picnic benches under the pavilion, enjoy the scenery, shop or grab a snack in our gift shop.
This is a family-oriented and educational experience you won't soon forget. So come on over for achange of pace away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come and see what thousands of visitors are talking about. This is not your typical petting zoo and It's sure to be worth the trip, as we aim to make your experience a great one and the animals love the attention, too!