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Roosevelt the Sable Antelope/Happy Feeling

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Gary, while we work on getting the video uploaded, the original DVD will be back in the mail heading your way by Friday. Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us. We can't wait to share it with everyone here!

 

Click the image below for a brief sneak preview!

 

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I get the same "rush" watching them today as I did back in 1974! I hope everyone will enjoy these and the rest of the films once you get them all loaded?

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The bears were incredible digger's weren't they Gary? I remember them burrying the cyclone fence down a couple of feet and then a couple of more and a couple of more. Seems like it was 6 or 8 feet before they finally solved the problem.

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I have some old films I will put up as well, if I can figure out how to do it. Perhaps 29 yrs can assist.

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29 yrs,

 

My e-mail is echiles@chilesgroup.com. My office # is 941 778 8700. I would like to talk to you at your convenience, to learn more about the site and find where the old pictures are ..I was just going through a great gallery that someone put up from 1974. It had the picture w one of my monkeys, Cockey, that I just commented on. I really appreciate what you have done with this site and the link to some of the greatest times of my life.

 

 

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I'll be in touch Ed.

 

Thanks for your kind comments about the site. While Tom (GAcoaster) and I primarily direct the historical content of GreatAdventureHistory.com, the forums and galleries are a compilation of all the great input from our GAH members. We have been able to bring together THE best community of Great Adventure fans. We learn from and are entertained by our members... hopefully we do the same thing back! :)

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Hello,

 

I worked in the Safari for a couple of summers in the early 1970's. This was before the lions were fenced in. Cars were allowed to drive through the area. In the plains area there was a dominant Sable Antelope we called Roosevelt. He was fearless. I sometimes worked the gate between the Plains area and the Lion area. To the right of the automobile loading zone there was just a chain link fence separating the two areas. I can remember times when a lion would get up against the fence roaring. Roosevelt didn't like that. He came charging the fence, ramming as hard as he could trying to get at the lion. Of course the lion was viciously flailing back at Roosevelt. That was quite a scene. The noise was incredible. I think the lion was fortunate Roosevelt didn't get through, he meant business. A Safari truck would come running to herd Roosevelt away from the fence. He then turned his attention to the truck, trying to ram it as it baited him. There were also times when Roosevelt would trap me in the guard stand. Prancing around the stand daring me to come out.

 

I suspect he became too much of a PITA and they shipped him out to another zoo.

Does anyone know of him?

 

Also, is the Safari Director Butch Dring still in the area or did he retire and move away?

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