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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

Conservation Corner: They Can’t All Be Pandas

As a safari guide at Safari West, one of the questions I am most often asked is: what is my favorite animal? There are two ways to interpret this question:...

March 7, 2017 by Brian Eberly

April Fools

Join Safari West on April Fools’ Day as we put a different spin on our Safari Tours. We just couldn’t resist the opportunity to clown around and have some fun,...

March 7, 2017 by Aphrodite Caserta

Conservation Corner: In Your Own Backyard

Conservation is a critical part of what we do at Safari West.  As a tour guide, I talk a lot (probably too much) about conservation. I am also very aware...

February 7, 2017 by Brian Eberly

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

Safari Spotlight: Hamerkop

This month we are spotlighting a very special and under-appreciated bird; the hamerkop. The hamerkop is an African bird slightly smaller than a raven and a uniform brown in color....

December 9, 2016 by Jared Paddock

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Safari Spotlight: Hamerkop