One of Palm Beach’s oldest attractions, Lion Country Safari, is reportedly to be sold to a wildlife conservationist.
Founder and director of Leo Zoological Conservation Center, in Greenwich, Conn., Marcella Leone, plans to expand Lion Country Safari’s conservation and education programmes.
She will also introduce new species of animals including orangutans, cheetahs and a colony of African black-footed penguins.
No staffing changes are expected under the new ownership.
Lion Country Safari opened 50 years ago and has since welcomed 25 million visitors.
Encompassing more than 600 acres, the attraction is home to around 1,000 animals from six continents and boasts one of the largest herd of rhinos and zebras in the country.
Visitors view the animals from their vehicles during a four-mile drive-through tour.
Zoo Nation recently named Lion Country Safari one of the “10 Best Savanna Exhibits” in the world.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-lion-country-safari-pending-sale-20170620-story.html and http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/breaking-lion-country-releases-more-details-about-sale-name-buyer/FYdONPfR5iq80s6xGSFGlJ/