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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch Nominated by Newsweek - "Best Animal Encounters" in the Nation

July 9, 2024

[SAN ANTONIO/NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, July 9, 2024] –  Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is thrilled to announce its nomination of "Best Animal Encounter" for the Newsweek Readers’ Choice Award. We were chosen by a panel of three travel experts and are proud to be the only Texas destination included in this list of nominees from across the nation, highlighting the unique animal experiences we offer to our visitors.

Situated on 500 acres of Texas Hill Country, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch provides a variety of tours and activities that allow guests to connect with exotic animals from all over the world in a natural habitat. Visitors can choose from guided tours, VIP guided tours, educational tours for schools, and self-guided tours where they can explore the ranch in their own vehicles.

Our VIP guided tours are particularly special, offering exclusive encounters with giraffes and rhinos. These tours allow guests to get up close, feed, and create lasting memories with these incredible animals. It's an unforgettable experience that highlights the ranch's commitment to animal conservation and education.

In addition to our tours, the ranch features the Safari Camp Grill,  serving a diverse menu sure to satisfy all tastes, Safari Trading Post for you to take home forever memories, and a Walk-a-bout area where guests can witness the shenanigans of curious primates and immerse themselves inside the Aviary Adventures with hundreds of birds that are eagerly awaiting guests with their seed sticks to feed them.

We are honored to be nominated for this award and invite our community, as well as visitors around the globe, to support us by voting for Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch as the "Best Animal Encounter" on the Newsweek website. Your vote will help us continue to offer exceptional wildlife encounters and promote conservation efforts.

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About Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: Opened in 1984, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch has become one of Texas’ most notable entertainment attractions and leaders in animal conservation. Internationally recognized for rare twin giraffe births in 2013, the ranch’s successful giraffe breeding program has aided in the awareness and conservation of giraffes in the wild. In 2023, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch had another huge accomplishment and successfully introduced a new White Rhino baby, Truda, to the herd.  With wild populations of white rhincereros in vast peril, this birth is considerably important to the efforts being made in conservation globally. Designated as a Texas Land Heritage property, the same family has operated the ranch for close to 140 years.The Ranch covers 500 acres of Texas Hill Country terrain and provides 6 miles of paved roads where guests drive through and witness the natural animal behaviors of over 800 animals from over 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide. The natural, free-roaming environment is home to many unique animals, including the southern white rhinoceros, reticulated giraffe, addax, scimitar-horned oryx, American bison, aoudad, bongo, dama gazelle, gibbon, ring-tailed lemur, as well as many zebras, emus, ostriches, and wildebeests. For more information, visit




Lauren Pritchett

(830) 438-7400 ext. 100

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