Day Trip to Lory Park (Ithembelihle Lsen School)

MIDRAND – On Saturday, 30 May 2015, 36 children from Ithembelihle Lsen School were treated on a day-trip to Lory Park Animal & Owl Sanctuary, one of our prime locations for day-trips.

Lory Park Animal & Owl sanctuary is a little haven one would not expect to find in the hustle and bustle between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Situated in Midrand, it is a what many people like to call a ‘boutique zoo’ – a place where animals can be appreciated up close, where human and animal interaction is welcomed, creating a personal and peaceful atmosphere.

In the past, we have enjoyed taking children from our various beneficiaries to this little haven. Lory Park has become one our favourite places for day-trips as there is no shortage of excellent service, and wonderful sights. Whilst small, the animals on display are a great sight for the children we take – and they learn so much about them too.

On the day, the children were treated to snacks and a full lunch, after a complete educational tour around the park, from big cat enrichment, bird watching, and feeding of the owls (quite a fantastic experience, I might add), to bird watching, the viewing of Ruby, the read-tailed Boa, and an encounter with Litcie, the Bearded Dragon.

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Founded in May 2000 by Pine and Lenie Pienaar, the Lerato Child and Youth Care Centre was motivated by the need of care and shelter for abandoned and destitute babies and children. Learn more