Originally Published: April 9, 2012 11:40 p.m.
I had a most delightful day Thursday, March 29, at Bearizona in Williams. This is a drive-through wildlife park just south of Interstate 40 in Williams, exit 165.
Ron and I were able to get up-close-and-personal photos of many black bears meandering through the park, and one lazy fellow sitting under a tree watching the cars go by. After the drive, we pulled into the parking lot at the gift shop and were surprised to find three darling little cubs sleeping in their kennel, inside the gift shop. One was sleeping in his food bowl - still too young to know a food dish from a bed. Then we wandered down the walking path to view the kindergarten area - bears that were not fully grown, but out of the cub stage.
There are many other wild animals to enjoy, including a beautiful white fox. A barnyard provides an opportunity for the little nature lovers to interact with many farm animals, even a couple of big, fat pink pigs. I felt I had to share this wonderful experience, as it really doesn't get much publicity and has been open less than two years.