August Newsletter

August Newsletter

August Newsletter

As a boy, I spent my childhood scampering about the Hollywood sets of my father, Otto Lang, having the kinds of adventures most boys can only dream of. While Dad was laying out shots and directing his actors, I was playing with the animal costars of shows like Daktari and Sea Hunt. On those Hollywood backlots I met lions, chimpanzees, and other amazing creatures. They fascinated me and that fascination has never faded. I guess you could say I discovered my passion.

From those early days onward, I have always made my home a home for the wild birds and beasts that I love. Right around the time that I purchased a beautiful 400-acre ranch in the hills of Sonoma County, I met a beautiful woman; my soon-to-be wife Nancy. As a curator at the San Francisco Zoo, Nancy’s passion matched my own and before we knew it, Safari West was born.

On October 14th the Safari West Wildlife Foundation will be holding its annual fundraiser here on property. The foundation Nancy and I started makes it possible for thousands of underserved kids to visit Safari West each year, exposing them to the same wonder I first encountered in my own childhood. This year the foundation fundraiser will trace the winding road from my early tinsel town fascination with animals to the wildlife preserve we so joyously run today. Safari West has always been my dream, and it’s a dream that’s meant to be shared.

Nancy & Peter Lang
Founders of Safari West

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