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Safari Spotlight: the Cape Buffalo

In this month’s Spotlight, we cast our attention on the Cape Buffalo. While not as well known as the giraffe or the rhinoceros, the cape buffalo is nonetheless one of...

December 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Meet Teyla!

Cheetah Conservation Hero! Once upon a time zoos and wildlife parks existed mostly as venues to experience the mysterious and the fantastical. They were places where the behemoths and monsters of...

December 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Nikki and Nikki: The Keeper and the Giraffe

Christmas came a bit early this year at Safari West. On November 8th at about 3 in the afternoon one of our giraffes, a beautiful female by the name of...

December 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: River Otters Return

As a conservation park and educational facility Safari West is proud to be a safe haven for many of Africa’s endangered species. From our growing herds of dama gazelle and...

November 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: The Scimitar Horned Oryx

Extinct. A very scary word. A word that brings up images of dinosaurs and dodo birds; animals and plants that were once but now no longer are. Extinct is a word...

November 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Cookbooks and Colobus Monkeys

What can they Possibly have in Common? Michele Anna Jordan is a local treasure and a long-time friend of Safari West. The critically acclaimed chef and the author made her mark...

November 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Pumpkin Patch

This Halloween, amid the spooky cobwebs and costumed keepers, Safari West kicked off our Conservation Pumpkin Patch. This pumpkin patch is a little different than the others you’ve seen around...

November 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Spice up your Safari with a visit to the Savannah Café

Snag a Bite! Come join us daily for a delicious meal (or two) at the Savannah Café. Situated near the Classic Safari boarding area, the Savannah Café offers two lunch services and a...

October 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: The Great Argus Pheasant

Move Over Peacock, There's a New Star in Town In this edition of Spotlight, we'd like to draw your attention to a true crowd pleaser, the Great Argus Pheasant. One of...

October 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock

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Safari Spotlight: The Great Argus Pheasant