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Lions, tigers and a zip line, oh my!

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Arizona's only zip line tour opens June 15, and CBS 5 got an exclusive tour of the attraction.

Predator Zip line is co-owned by Robin Bryer. He moved to Arizona after working as an investment banker in Ohio.

"We started construction in early February," said Bryer.

The zip line tour includes five different lines and takes about two hours to complete. It's built over the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, some 90 miles from Phoenix. And as you're flying over the park, you're also flying over some pretty dangerous and wild animals.

"This is the first zip line tour in the state of Arizona, and it's the first zip line in the world that we know of that goes over lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes," said Bryer. 

"(They're) wild animals. If you fell into their wild habitat, some of them could eat you," he continued. 

Bryer, though, says the zip lines are very safe.

"You're always double-clipped into the zip line at al ltimes. Our lines can hold 26,000 pounds. You have more chance (of) falling out of our truck than you do falling out of our zip lines," said Bryer.

When fully operational, Predator Zip line will employ about 30 people.

The tours range from about $110-$130 per person depending on the time of week. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

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