June Newsletter

June Newsletter

June Newsletter

How quickly spring turns to summer out here in the hills of Sonoma County! It seems like just a few days ago the rains were pattering down and the fields were erupting in green. Now here it is June already and all that verdant green grass is quickly turning to gold. The bright blue skies are cloudless and it’s growing warmer by the day.

Summer is our busiest season here at Safari West and we’re gearing up for another great one. The guide department is energized and their ranks have swelled with eager new recruits, excited to share our fascinating collection with you. Several new faces have also joined our keeper department, bringing with them valuable experience and skills from wildlife facilities and schools around the country. The tents are full, our Savannah BBQ Grill is bustling, and every day we are welcoming old and new wildlife friends.

Within the last few weeks, the flow of bright yellow buses has trickled to a stop as schools around the county wrapped up their year and released the kids to summer vacation. Now those same kids are showing up with parents in tow, eager to share with their families the wild experiences they had with their classmates. So much has changed with the shift from spring to summer. Our baby giraffes are graduating to the larger enclosure and they’re a joy to watch as curiosity overcomes trepidation and they shyly investigate the tour trucks. As the days grow warmer we also get to watch more and more animals wallow. The rhinos and red river hogs are year-round mud-pit fanatics but once the temperatures climb to the high eighties, we also find the ostriches and cape buffalo taking a lap or two.

Summer is our favorite time here at Safari West and we’re excited to invite you to come experience it for yourself. Exploring our large enclosures and fascinating wild animals is an adventure not to be missed. Come to Safari West, we can’t wait to meet you!

Nancy & Peter Lang
Founders of Safari West

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