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Jan 14, 2013 - Wild in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a great place to visit for a good time with the family, and if you have animal lovers in your family, what better way to spend time in Massachusetts than visiting the state’s various zoos and aquariums with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus rented from Bus Rental Massachusetts? Get driven around in style and comfort, and give the kids your full undivided attention, as you visit some of Massachusetts's best zoos.
Head down to Springfield in your charter bus and celebrate nature’s wonders and diversity at the Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center. This 753 acre woodland park holds a variety of North American wildlife along with a collection of marsupials and owls. The zoo also has a pack of Hybrid Arctic Wolves. Visitors can take a train trip around the park, exploring freshwater pond life, and learn about endangered animals and captive breeding programs.
Since 1965, Southwick’s Zoo in Central Massachusetts has been a favorite with rental bus visitors. Situated in the historic Blackstone Valley area, this zoo sits on 300 tree shaded acres and is home to over a hundred species of animals. Take the Safari Sky Ride, a chairlift that gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the zoo. The Southwick Zoo has a Bengal Tiger exhibit, a Giraffe Habitat, a Deer Forest and an interactive show called Bird Talk.
Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo may not be as big as some of the other zoos in this article, but it is one of Massachusetts's oldest, being established in 1912. Easily reached with a rental bus ride from downtown Boston, the zoo’s small size allows visitors to get up close and personal with a wide array of wildlife. There are exhibits on African wildlife in the Kalahari Kingdom, with lions, giraffes and zebras, and the Tropical Forest exhibit houses lowland gorillas, lemurs, mandrills and more. The Aussie Aviary is a large, free flight aviary that allows visitors to watch hundreds of brightly colored budgies flying around.
Not quite a zoo, the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary was established in 1996 to care for abandoned or abused animals. This non profit animal sanctuary is located in North Boston and is a short rental bus ride away. The Winslow Farm cares for alpacas, birds, cats, dogs, donkeys, goats, horses, llamas, pigs, rabbits and sheep. This sanctuary has a stay for life policy, where animals are allowed to live their lives out in peace, and also has a no kill policy, except in cases where the animal is too badly injured to be saved. The animals here may not be as glamorous as those in other zoos, but a visit to Winslow Farm helps provide for their upkeep.
For a rental bus ride on the wild side, give Bus Rental Massachusetts a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with the fleet of rental buses and friendly, personalized service.