Author: Jared Paddock

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Safari West staff and conservation writer.

Conservation Corner: Invest in the Nest

Something big is coming up this month and it’s kicking off on Wednesday the 17th. It’s called Invest in the Nest and it marks the very first collaboration between the...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Come and Discover Africa

Every year, as the chill and wet of winter gives way to the greenery and blue skies of spring, Safari West blooms. Exotic birds begin nesting, many of our antelope...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Tea Time with Giraffes

Safari West’s Mother’s Day Extravaganza sold out early this year but we’re so excited, we wanted to talk about it anyway. This year’s event includes a new exciting component we’re calling...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Celebrate Earth Day with Safari West!

Earth Day comes around once a year and it’s our chance to put our planet front and center, to reflect on how it’s doing today and how we’d like it...

April 12, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: Lesser Flamingo

Flamingos, in my opinion, are the most overlooked and under-appreciated of the exotic birds. Sure, they’re beautiful and flamboyantly colored, but we seem to have become accustomed to, and perhaps...

April 12, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Biomimicry

Once upon a time, the Wilbur and Orville Wright were hard at work inventing the airplane. Many of their fellow aviation pioneers imagined that controls for an airplane could and...

April 12, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Giving Back: Simple Solutions in Conservation

You’ve given us so much. Your time, your attention, your undying support. Year after year, Safari West thrives because of you. Thanks to you, we’re able to keep pushing out...

March 7, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: Bongo

Perhaps the most striking and unusual of the many antelope species on display at Safari West is the Bongo. These creatures are surprising in many ways, not the least of...

January 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Vulnerable!

The New World of the Gentle Giraffe Have you been following the news lately? If so, you may have heard that giraffes were recently declared “vulnerable”. This unwelcome news is shocking to...

January 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Congratulations to our Junior Keepers!

The Safari West Wildlife Foundation is proud to announce the graduation of two long-standing Junior Keepers! Zach Welch and Loren Gillogly entered the Junior Keeper program in 2011 and spent...

December 9, 2016 by Jared Paddock

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Congratulations to our Junior Keepers!