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As a family we really enjoy animals. We love being up close and personal to them as well and we go to a zoo almost every time we are in a new city. And I have a deep love for giraffes. So when we heard about Boulder Ridge we were excited to check it out.
Boulder Ridge is a small facility. But the care and dedication they put into the animals shows! Wonderful habitats that are very natural. You can also ride the tour bus to go see some of the more exotic animals on the property. In the middle of the park is the area to buy food for the animals. At most other zoos you get A PIECE of lettuce. Not here! YOu can choose a cup full of lettuce, carrots or both. I would suggest both. This way you have carrots for the animals like the goats and camel and lettuce for the Giraffe. What I love about the feedings here is that there is no `waiting in line”. There is no one holding your hand and making sure you only feed this or that one. And you can make your food smaller pieces to have it last longer as well. The Giraffes are able to choose who they eat from when. You get to be up close and personal to them. The girls tend to not mind being pet a little on the face. The big male isn’t as big a fan of this though. And the “baby” Petoskey is also super friendly!
Make sure to go visit all the animals as well. There are several others to feed. One year they had Emu and Ostrich we could feed. There are also awesome goats, deer and barn yard type animals to feed as well. Don’t throw food into the monkey enclosures though. If they want you to be able to feed the animal you will have the access to do so. We have even been able to feed some of the kangaroos on occasion. It just depends on if they are hungry or not.
If you want to spend a good portion of your day here you for sure could. There is also a very nice picnic area for sack lunches right in the park. So grab a bite to eat and enjoy! They do not have food on site. So make sure to bring your own.
So go explore. Meet some amazing animals. Wonderful friendly staff and have a great time!