September Newsletter

September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Ah September… the end of summer, the onset of fall. Throughout the dog days of Summer, children show up at Safari West in droves, vacationing with parents or grand-parents, clambering up and down the trucks, and shouting excitedly when the giraffes or lemurs come into view. Then September blows in with a drop in temperature and a change in the cottonwood leaves and suddenly the children are showing up on buses and its field-trip season again. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking of these autumn months as the start of a slow season, but let me tell you, it’s anything but.

Though the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, Safari West is still bustling. In the next month or so, we’re going to be positively swamped with activities. First up we have a brand new World Rhino Day event taking place on September 22nd. Our keeper staff has shown incredible initiative in forming a brand new chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). The Safari West AAZK is putting on the “Nail it for Rhinos” event detailed below and we couldn’t be prouder.

Shortly thereafter on October 11th we’ll be hosting our annual fundraiser for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Our friend and the founder of CCF, Dr. Laurie Marker will be on hand as we do our part to help CCF’s herculean efforts in cheetah conservation.

Almost immediately after that we’ll be hosting another fundraiser. This time for the Safari West Wildlife Foundation; a non-profit we started to make it possible for thousands of underserved children to come to Safari West each year.

Capping off this flurry of activity is the Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular. This year will be bigger than ever with trick-or-treating, a costume contest, skeletal displays by our amazing Osteology Team, and the triumphant return of the Conservation Pumpkin Patch; fundraising this year for the Vulture Conservation Foundation!

No matter the season, there is always something amazing on the horizon here at Safari West and we wouldn’t have it any other way. This autumn come out and see us. You’re eagerly invited to attend each and every one of these amazing events.

We invite you to Fall into the Wild!

Nancy & Peter Lang
Founders of Safari West

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