‘Appreciated’ Chamber Members Meet Wild Things In Dade City!
If you (or your child) love animals, you owe it to yourself to visit Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT), the 22-acre zoo located just 20-30 minutes or so from most of Wesley Chapel near the Pasco Hernando Community College campus in the heart of Dade City.
As a proud member and supporter of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, I was thrilled to be one of fewer than 200 people who got to attend the Chamber’s “Member Appreciation Night” at DCWT. We also were treated to free raffle prizes, a sumptuous buffet meal provided by my friend Ghada Jadallah of A Dash of Salt & Pepper on Cross Creek Blvd. in New Tampa and a modified walking tour of the monkeys, bison, ostriches, bears and the animals that so captivated me as a youngster — plenty of big cats.
DCWT has more than 200 species of animals, but I especially loved the zoo’s full-grown lions, tigers (including white tigers) and Florida panthers, as well as the 10-month-old lion “cub” named “Leonardo, King of Beasts,” and four amazingly cute two-monthold tiger cubs. The cubs get so close to you during DCWT’s awesome animal show — which we also got to enjoy — that you’re practically holding the cute critters in your lap.
Thanks for an amazing evening!
Dade City’s Wild Things offers guided tours and hands-on opportunities Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (and some Sundays). For more info, call (352) 567-WILD or visit DadeCitysWildThings.com.