Author: Jared Paddock

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Safari West staff and conservation writer.

“Save The Snakes” Slithers Into Our Hearts

An Evening of Serpentine Fun Earlier this month, friend of Safari West Michael Starkey joined us as part of our ongoing Conservation Dinner Series. Taking place throughout the year, this series allows us...

June 29, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Happy World Oceans Day!

What is World Oceans Day? Since 2002, people across the globe have honored June 8th as World Oceans Day. The point of this annual event is to recognize and honor the...

June 8, 2018 by Jared Paddock

The Plight of the Monarch

Safari West's Monarch Butterfly Program Enters it's Fourth Season Safari West, long known for its herds of African mammals and flocks of exotic birds, has a long history of conservation work....

May 21, 2018 by Jared Paddock

We took 4th place in the USA TODAY 10Best Safari Parks

Each year, USA TODAY asks their readers to vote for the best wildlife preserve in the country. This year, Safari West was honored to find itself in the running. We...

May 8, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Safari West founder Peter Lang receives the 2018 American Red Cross Animal Rescue Hero Award

As the Tubb's Fire raged toward Safari West, Peter found he couldn't leave his preserve undefended. Thanks to his fight to save nearly a thousand animals with little more a...

May 3, 2018 by Jared Paddock

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

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