Safari North delays opening to May 13

Wildlife park noted colder weather as reason to push back opening day.

Safari North Wildlife Park April 28, 2022.
With cool spring temperatures, Safari North Wildlife Park, pushes opening day back to May 13, 2023.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — Safari North Wildlife Park, on Highway 371 south of Brainerd, posted a message on its Facebook page saying it decided to delay its opening day.

Originally announced as opening May 6, Safari North reported it decided to move the opening date to May 13.

"Due to the cold weather the last couple weeks, we have not been able to prepare for opening day like we should," Safari North stated. "We want to make sure you have the best experience with us, and with the temps still being very chilly at night in the days ahead, the majority of our monkeys, birds, and antelope have to stay warm and cozy inside yet. We will see you on May 13th! Thank you for understanding!"

Headline News from the Brainerd Dispatch

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at News, weather, sports — videos, photos, podcasts and social media — all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
Get Local


Must Reads