|Y.O. History And Exotic Game Tours
For the past 40 years people have been calling the Y.O. Ranch “ Africa in Texas®” because Charles Schreiner III started his exotic wildlife conservation program in the 1960’s when the San Antonio zoo’s director Fred Stark needed help with the zoo’s exotic wildlife program. The first species of exotic a wildlife to be let free on the Y.O. Ranch as an experiment in adaptation were Blackbuck Antelope from west Pakistan and Auodad Sheep from north Africa. Soon to follow were other species like Corsican Ram from the uplands of Corsica and Sardinia.
Today you’ll see up to 55 species of exotic wildlife roaming the Ranch, including Giraffe, South American Rhea, African wildebeests and more. So come out to the Y.O. Ranch and take one of our tours. Our guides will get you as close as these animals will allow which will provide an opportunity for some great photos.
Available Thursday thru Sunday. For groups of 10 or more, available 7 days a week. Reservations required.
Be sure to check out our Private Tours.