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    Safari Niagara in Summer 2010

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    Note: I was going through some of my draft posts, and found that I had this post essentially all done, but never did post it. It is from some of the trips we took last year to Safari Niagara. I still wanted to post it as there are some nice pictures and a good HD video of the giraffes and hippos.

    Prior to 2010, I had only been to Safari Niagara (formerly Zooz) twice. We had gone in the Summer of 2002. I didn’t realize it until now, but it had just opened in May of that year. We also went in December of 2004. The zoo itself wasn’t open, but they had a special Christmas hay ride where they had the Heat Miser, the Snow Miser, and Santa around the zoo.

    Boy, how things have changed in the intervening six years. All I remember from that first trip was the bird area and how they had lots of space. This year, they still have lots of space, but it actually has a lot of animals now. There are birds, flamingos, deer, moose, tigers, lions, giraffe, hippopotamus, monkeys, and more. Other than the animals, there are lots of other things to do as well. There is a huge playground, a large splash pad, a “lake” to fish in, an area to play volleyball or badminton, giant chess and checkers, as well as paddle boats.

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    When we were there in 2010, I took a bunch of pictures. You can see some of the thumbnails below, and you can see all of the images in their full size in the Safari Niagara in Summer 2010 gallery.

    Here is a map of Safari Niagara.

    I took a video of the giraffes and hippos. You can see the Hippos and Giraffes at Safari Niagara in Summer 2010 video on YouTube or below.

    I also took a video of some of the bird show at Safari Niagara. You can see the Safari Niagara Bird Show in Summer 2010 video on YouTube or below.

    Lastly, I also took a video of some of the other animals and birds at Safari Niagara. You can see the Animals at Safari Niagara in Summer 2010 video on YouTube or below.

    Olympic take on Oh Canada Eh

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Thought the Olympics closing ceremonies looked familiar? If you’ve seen the Oh Canada Eh dinner show in Niagara Falls, you weren’t imagining things.

    From the moose to the lumberjacks to the hockey players, the cheeky celebration of all things Canadiana was like a carbon copy of the award-winning show that has been tickling tourists since 1994.

    “Anne of Green Gables was the only thing missing in their performance that’s in ours,” said an amused Oh Canada Eh vice-president Anne Robinson…

    Robinson had so much deja vu watching the closing ceremonies, she wondered if the Olympic producers took in a show or two of Oh Canada Eh at some point.

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