“A dream come true:” Jungle Jay Christie about to start public tours at his new ‘Safari Lake Geneva’

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LAKE GENEVA -- Safari Lake Geneva opens Saturday, August 27th -- and you can now book your tour! FOX6 got an exclusive preview on Wednesday, August 24th.

Jungle Jay Christie

Jungle Jay Christie

"It absolutely is a dream come true," Jungle Jay Christie said.

Christie spent 16 years as CEO of the Racine Zoo, and now, he's the founder and owner of Safari Lake Geneva.

On Wednesday, Christie and his staff were preparing to open the first and only safari park in Wisconsin. Public tours begin Saturday.

"It's about an hour long, and it's on a modified, custom-constructed hay wagon, so it does have seats," Christie said.

The tours will provide an opportunity to see animals from across the globe, on the 75-acres of fenced-in park property.

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

"Sri Lanka with this little miniature zebu. India with the Nilgai antelope, as well as the Black Buck antelope, and the Andes of South America, thanks to the llamas and alpacas," Christie said.

Christie said you'll have the chance to get familiar with more than five dozen park inhabitants.

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

"A few will be available for touching, and a few will be available to be fed, as well," Christie said.

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Lake Geneva

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