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Oklahoma Vice: Owner of Wynnewood zoo plots Las Vegas tourist attraction

Jeff Lowe, owner of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park is plotting a new tourist attraction that will allow visitors to pet tiger cubs and other exotic animals at a secret location in North Las Vegas. 

For $100,  The Jungle Bus will ferry tourists from the Las Vegas Strip to a "TOP SECRET HIDEOUT" where they can interact with exotic animals for up to 90 minutes. 

Lowe is also outfitting another Jungle Bus to operate in other cities. 

The Jungle Bus website seems to taunt animal welfare groups that have dogged Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park for years over its exhibition of tiger cubs. 

The phone number to reserve seats is even 844-PETA-CUB.  Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park shut down a tiger cub petting zoo at Oklahoma City's Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads earlier this year after PeTA launched an aggressive public relations campaign against the storefront petting zoo. 

"Don't allow Animal Rights terrorists like PeTA or HSUS tell you what you should do!," The Jungle Bus website says. "Tell these hypocritical groups to stop killing animals NOW." 

I was in Las Vegas earlier this week on vacation and tried several times to call and schedule a visit to The Jungle Bus, but my phone calls went unanswered. It's unclear if the attraction is open yet, although the projected launch date was Oct. 1. 

If anyone out there in Oklahoma Viceland happens to visit The Jungle Bus in Vegas, I'd love to hear your reviews. 

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna Bailey joined The Oklahoman in January 2013 as a business writer. During her time at The Oklahoman, she has walked across Oklahoma City twice, once north-to-south down Western Avenue, and once east-to-west, tracing the old U.S. Route 66.... Read more ›