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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
West Yellowstone, ID — The National Park Service, in conjunction with Bermuda-based vacation destination company BrightStar Adventures Limited has announced the nation’s first “interactive wildlife petting zoo” nestled in West Yellowstone National Park. The joint venture, which is tentatively called Joe Rogan’s Darwin Adventures, will feature the famous park’s native wildlife and allow participants to interact with the animals without Park Rangers interfering.
In the past few years, the United States Park Service has faced substantial funding cutbacks at the same time as the number of park visitors has skyrocketed. Because of this, park management has focused its resources on visitor safety, like preventing tourists from petting roaming Bison, and less on supervising attractions. BrightStar saw an opportunity to both relieve the pressures on Yellowstone staff and provide a “unique experience to the back-to-nature market segment.”