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Author: Jared Paddock

Safari West staff and conservation writer.

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

Safari West is Open!

It's official! Safari West is open once again. We welcome curious minds of all ages to come explore the 400-acre Sonoma Serengeti and come face-to-face with over a thousand amazing...

March 17, 2020 by Jared Paddock

Safari West Temporarily Closed due to Glass Fire

Safari West will remain closed from September 28th through October 1st with a targeted reopening on Friday, October 2nd. The Safari West preserve is not in an evacuation zone and in...

September 28, 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