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Author: Jared Paddock

Safari West staff and conservation writer.

Help us Name our Baby!

Thank you to everyone who participated in giving him his name! Welcome Ollie to our giraffe tower. On February 13th, Safari West welcomed a brand new baby giraffe born here on...

February 25, 2021 by Jared Paddock

Safari West Welcomes Two Red River Hoglets!

Rejoice for Red River Hogs! Say hello and wish a happy birthday to the newest members of the Safari West family, Butternut and Taro! Butternut—a little female—and her brother Taro, are...

April 30, 2020 by Jared Paddock

Ready to go on Safari…So are We!

On February 27th, we opened full-time for guests booking tours and visiting the gift shop. The Safari Tents, the Savannah Café and the Deli were opened on the 1st of...

December 11, 2020 by Jared Paddock

Kimberly Robertson Prepares Safari West for Future Fires

Safari West has always focused on wildlife conservation. Our mission and message center on protecting the wild creatures of the Earth. Usually, we mean protecting them in their native ranges,...

September 24, 2019 by Jared Paddock

His name is Obi!

The fans have spoken! Of the semi-finalists (Apollo, Kayode, Obi, Taki, Herbie, and Freckles), Obi won! Join us in welcoming Obi to our tower of giraffes, and after a month, he...

August 31, 2019 by Jared Paddock

Safari West Meets Big Data: a Win for Wildlife

A recent publication in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals a startling truth. We humans know a lot about ourselves, but shockingly little about the other...

June 21, 2019 by Jared Paddock

Endangered Species Day 2019

At Safari West, we think about endangered wildlife every day. Each May however, we invite all of you to join us for Endangered Species Day. A special day we set...

May 17, 2019 by Jared Paddock

One Way to Help Save a Species: Milk a Tiger

Gail Hedberg Makes a Splash Safari West Wildlife Foundation board member Gail Hedberg is in the news! Alongside her role with our partner foundation, Gail is also a neonatal animal care...

January 25, 2019 by Jared Paddock

Saving The Sonoma Serengeti

For twenty-five years, Safari West has been a haven for exotic wildlife in Sonoma County. Over the decade's thousands of incredible and often endangered animals have thrived and reproduced in...

October 8, 2018 by Jared Paddock