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Why Earth Day Matters

The Biggest Picture Five years ago, the Cassini spacecraft, hard at work studying the planet Saturn and its celestial neighbors, turned its camera back toward home. The resulting snapshot can be...

April 20, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Farewell to our Beloved Thula

We at Safari West are sad to announce the passing of one of the founding animals in our cheetah program: Thula. Thula and her sister Gijima were born in August...

March 6, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Desmond and Foxy

Conservation Heroes! Our mission, here at Safari West, is to introduce our guests to the wonders of wildlife. We want to entertain the curious crowds that come through our gates, but...

January 15, 2018 by Jared Paddock

New Year, New Life

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! On January 1st, 2018, as humans around the world celebrated the start of a new year, Safari West welcomed a brand new baby. Kira, one of...

January 15, 2018 by Jared Paddock

All About Ostrich

Our Feathered Friends Perhaps the most intimidating creature at Safari West might be the ostrich (Struthio camelus). While birds in general aren’t generally considered particularly frightening, there are exceptions. Surely some...

December 17, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Happy International Cheetah Day!

A Special Day for a Speedy Creature On December 4th, please join Safari West in celebrating the 7th annual International Cheetah Day. We, and our fellow AZA institutions, celebrate this annual...

December 4, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Life After the Fires

Disaster Strikes For nearly a month, the Tubbs fire raged throughout Sonoma County. It destroyed homes and businesses indiscriminately, and tragically, cost far too many lives. Here at Safari West, many of...

November 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Safari West Fire Updates

Dear Guests, Due to the recent wildfires, all overnight lodging will remain closed until March 1, 2018. At this point, we hope to be able to resume offering Safari Tours by November 20th, 2017. We have...

October 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

A Name for Number 37!

Big News for Baby! We recently celebrated the birth of the 37th giraffe baby to enter the world here at Safari West. On August 30th our oldest and tallest giraffe, Jamala delivered...

September 15, 2017 by Jared Paddock

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A Name for Number 37!