Blog

Safari West Goes to Africa

Visitors to Safari West see many things when they come here. They see the guides decked out in khaki and caps in their M37 Power Wagons, rumbling up and down...

March 5, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: Sulcata Tortoise

Easter is nearly here and with it, that adorable little bunny who scampers about hiding easter eggs and trinkets for children to find. It would make sense then to focus...

March 5, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Stepping Back from Extinction

Of the many endangered species represented in the collection at Safari West, only one has the dubious distinction of carrying the label “Extinct in the Wild”. Most of our visitors...

March 5, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Tufani Junior: Son of the Storm

Tufani is the Swahili word for storm and once upon a time, a giraffe bearing that name ambled across the hillsides of Safari West. A massive, graceful creature, Tufani stood...

March 5, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Spring is Here! Let’s Go Camping!

Winter is a strange and beautiful season here at Safari West. Everything slows down, calms down, grows a little quieter. The animals seem relaxed and tranquil as they cluster under...

March 5, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Settling for Second. The Evolutionary Cost of Trophy Hunting

Now that Valentine’s Day is here and spring is upon us, that season when a young man’s fancy turns to love is just around the corner. It seems with all this...

February 12, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Animal Update: How’s Gizmo?

Gizmo Jaxon the patas monkey; star of the Safari West Name That Monkey extravaganza! Remember that adorable little guy? You fans of Safari West helped name him back in August...

February 12, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: The Nile Lechwe

Have you heard the term sexual dimorphism? Don’t worry if you haven’t. Like most fancy science words, it’s a simple idea hidden in a confusing term. Basically, if a species...

February 12, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: So Many Guineafowl!

“Some of your speckled turkeys got out.” "What's that fat, blue-headed bird?" “Why do you let your weird chickens run loose?” This is a small sampling of the questions and comments we get...

January 21, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Share:

Safari Spotlight: So Many Guineafowl!