Photo Gallery Friday: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto, MI
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park will open its doors at 10 a.m. today for its fifth season of being open to the public. While it is located a few miles from any heavily populated area, Boulder Ridge continues to grow in popularity for its up-close animal encounters as well as its diverse collection of rare animals. New additions this year include Sable Antelope and a primate facility that includes Olive Baboons.
There is a petting zoo area that kids will love, featuring llamas, zebras, goats, kangaroos and others. You can even grab a stick with birdseed on it and head into the parakeet area. Giraffes, alligators, lemurs and a tortoise are among the highlights of a walk through the main zoo area while a safari bus ride takes visitors past enclosures that feature various kinds of gazelles, antelope, ostrich, zebras, wildebeests and others. Find Boulder Ridge on Facebook or visit their website for more information. For now, enjoy the photo gallery below (and a couple videos) of some of our favorite animal pictures from our numerous visits.
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park also offers annual memberships: “By becoming a Park member, your family will receive unlimited admission to the Park for an entire season! You can visit as often as you wish, stay for a few hours or the whole day! Summer fun has never sounded so good! A Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park membership also makes an excellent gift for friends and family.” Find out all the great benefits of being a member at https://www.boulderridgewap.com/visitors/membership/.
One of the things we love about Boulder Ridge is its great, spacious location. Instead of being located in a big city, it is about a half hour away from downtown Grand Rapids yet still easy to get to off of I-96.