Conservation Corner: A Disaster in Plastic

Water, Water, Everywhere Plastic. What an amazing material. These days, we use it in virtually everything. Reading this on a computer, phone, or tablet? You can thank plastic. Wearing synthetic fabric?...

September 15, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Giraffe Jamala’s Birthday Birth

Jamala celebrates her 20th birthday by giving birth to her seventh calf! Thanks to Keeper Erika and John Burgess from the Press Democrat for this video...

September 8, 2017 by Cheryl Crowley

A Safari West Exclusive with!

Experience the best with Safari West and! We are pleased to announce an exclusive Sonoma County excursion! Living and working in the heart of wine country, we've always tried to...

August 17, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Happy World Elephant Day!

What would the world be like without the majestic elephant? This is a question we hope never to answer and the motivation behind World Elephant Day. Since its inception five years ago,...

August 12, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Safari Spotlight: Taveta Golden Weaver

Each day at Safari West a small army of keepers and groundskeepers crisscross the property. Their activities go largely unnoticed as they trim grass, prune trees, and shear hedges. What...

August 7, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Baby Tarra Joins the Tower!

Happy Birthday! For the second time in 2017, Safari West proudly announces the arrival of a bouncing baby giraffe! Our proud mama and attending keepers welcomed baby Tarra on Wednesday, July 26th. Though she's already...

August 1, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Fire on the Mountain

You hear a lot of talk about invasive species. You see signs about them all over these days. Drive anywhere near a lake and you’ll find notices about zebra mussels. Drive through Napa...

July 26, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Introducing Campfire Chats!

An Evening Around the Fire After a day of exploring the Sonoma Serengeti and dinner at the Savannah Café, you might find yourself feeling a bit sleepy. The evening cools and...

August 16, 2017 by Jared Paddock

A Purchase for a Porpoise

Consumer Conservation Step inside the Safari West Gift Gallery and encounter an amazing offshoot of our ongoing conservation mission. Among the t-shirts and toys, geodes and jackets, you’ll find the hard-working...

June 18, 2017 by Jared Paddock


A Purchase for a Porpoise