Aggieland Safari has extended its hours for the summer and is now open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The self-drive-through closes at 7 p.m.

The for-profit licensed zoo in northeastern Brazos County is also offering camel rides on weekends, and registration is ongoing for Safari Camp for children ages 6 to 13. The three-day camp sessions, which include guided tours, animal encounters, crafts and educational adventures, continue through Aug. 1.

The zoo boasts more than 700 birds and 300 mammal and reptile species. Twelve species at the park are recorded as being either endangered or extinct in the wild, according to Aggieland Safari co-owner Brandi Riley.

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