On Wednesday, October 6, Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) held the 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony virtually.  These awards recognized excellence in animal welfare, conservation, science and education from CAZA accredited institutions across Canada.

African Lion Safari is incredibly proud to have won in TWO categories for our world-class Asian elephant program, recognizing both in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts by our dedicated team of elephant professionals.

Colonel G.D. Dailley Award - Recognizes achievement in ex-situ propagation and management programs that contribute to the long-term survival of animal species or populations.


Peter Karsten Award - Recognizes institutional achievement in the field of in-situ conservation. 


Asian elephants are an endangered species with less than 40,000 left in the wild.  They face many challenges to their existence and are reliant on humans to ensure their conservation.  Our organization and our staff work tirelessly every day, at an international level, to ensure that this endangered species survives for future generations.

African Lion Safari is recognized worldwide for its expertise in elephant welfare, and is committed to supporting the conservation of wildlife; through protection of habitat, scientific research and education.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners on your dedication and effort towards wildlife conservation.

Click for more information on CAZA’s 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence

If you are looking for an adventure that will have the whole family saying “wow” African Lion Safari is the place for you. From the moment you arrive, you will be amazed with all the beautiful and exotic animals at the park, then venture through the safari at your own pace and experience the attractions. From presentations, to tours and all the fun activities in between, it’s easy to spend the whole day admiring and learning about the animals. Continue reading for all the amazing things you can see and do!

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The BBQ’s are in full swing and the sunscreen is out! My favourite time of year is officially here – summer in Waterloo Region at its finest. This season brings the best of outdoor activities and fun… also the freedom of carting the kids around without the fear of lost mittens would bring a smile to anyone’s face!

A real gem in our region, African Lion Safari hosts guests of all ages for a family friendly and very exciting day out. If you’re looking for something different for your clan to experience, this is the place to go – just a short drive outside of Cambridge.

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