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What’s New at Six Flags Great Adventure Safari in Jackson, NJ

Looking for something fun to do over spring break? The Six Flags Wild Drive Thru Adventure is now open for the 2022 season (the park opens April 2) and has upped its game with new animals and perks for guests to experience, according to a recent press release.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the new Southern White Rhino named Sawyer. Sawyer is only 6 years old and will join the three adult rhinos on the Afrikka section of the safari. I know it’s a Southern WHITE rhino, but it’s actually gray in color and weighs 3,800 pounds (adults can weigh up to 6,000 pounds). Wow. It will be in the same area as elephants, ostriches and zebras.

I love giraffes. The last time my family went through the safari, they came up to our car. There were three baby giraffes born on the safari over the winter that you will be able to see this season. Did you know their neck can be up to 7 feet long?

Look in the Serengeti Grasslands section for two new sable antelope calves. If you don’t know what they look like, their curved horn will give them away.

There are also two new baby red lechwe…a type of antelope. They have reddish fur, tall horns that can grow up to a meter tall, and live in the Wilde Plains section of the safari. Prepare your camera. Like the baby giraffes, they have also been born on safari since last season.

Finally, there are two new water buffaloes. They will hang around the Afrikka section of the safari and they love the water so look near the ponds if you can’t find them

Other babies are also on the way this spring… zebra, American bison, kangaroo, and more.

If you’ve never been there, you’ll love it. I have been there several times and enjoy it every time. The causeway through the safari has been widened and 5 miles of it has just been paved for a smoother ride. The safari entrance has been updated and you can now add your safari pass to your Google Pay Wallet or Apple Pay Wallet for your convenience.

For more information, click here. To buy tickets, click here.

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