In existence for over 100 years, the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers visitors an opportunity to observe 500 animals, including 40 kinds of endangered species. South of San Antonio, the Ranch is located on 400 acres of beautiful Texas landscape. Visitors can travel through four miles of roadways and experience up close encounters with the animals.
Separated into four sections , the Ranch strives to maintain the existence of species close to extinction, while giving visitors the opportunity to drive through the area and observe the animals in their natural habitat. The Tatonka Range is home to the Wildebeest or White Bearded Gnu. Literally translated, the Wildebeest or Wild Beast is a species of antelope that can be very aggressive when defending their young or themselves. With its long horns resembling a spear, the Gemsbok Antelopes can also be found roaming the Tatonka Range.
Traveling through the Kilimanjaro Overlook, Zebras may approach your car or simply watch as you idle by. Native to Africa, the Damaraland Zebras are close relatives to the horse. Each unique, the Damaraland Zebraâ€™s voice and stripes are distinctive, one of a kind characteristics of each animal. At the Kenyan Preserve, visitors will encounter one of the largest deer species found in North America, the Elk. Beautiful and majestic, the large antlers of the Elk can grow an inch per day.
The final leg of Texasâ€™ Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is the Massai Savannah. In this habitat, llama and ostrich run free. A pack animal found in the Andes Mountains, the Llama has a poor temperament and tends to spit when frustrated. Unlike the spitting Llamas, Ostrichâ€™s are not particularly irritable. The ostrich is the largest of the bird species and can run through the preserve at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
After your motor tour of the ranch, enjoy the slower pace of the petting zoo, gift shop, and Safari Camp Grill.