Go on safari in Mendocino County at the B. Bryan Preserve! Established by Dr. Frank and Judy Mello in Point Arena in 2004, the preserve was designed to aid in the conservation of rare and endangered African antelopes, zebras and giraffes. The preserve has three species of antelope, two of zebra and one species of giraffe living on over 110 acres of land. All are endangered to critically endangered.
Visits are available by reservation only at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. November to February). On these one-and-a-half hour tours you will have the chance to see the preserve’s animals in a natural habitat, somewhat similar to the land in their native Africa. This is a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the different species’ personalities and watch them interact. The B. Bryan Preserve is a great vacation destination with fully furnished eco-friendly cottages that are available for lodging. Learn more about the preserve online, where you can read about the animals and the mission of the preserve. An educated public is one of the many steps needed to ensure the survival of these wonderful animals.
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