Category: Baby Animals


A Name for Number 37!

Big News for Baby! We recently celebrated the birth of the 37th giraffe baby to enter the world here at Safari West. On August 30th our oldest and tallest giraffe, Jamala delivered...

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

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

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

The Many Babies of 2016!

The end of the year is always a time of taking stock. It’s a chance to take a breath and get reorganized after the hustle and bustle of summer. That...

December 9, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Springtime in Summer: Breeding Success

Safari West has long been the place to go if you want an African safari without the expense of a trip to Africa. Since July 4th, 1993, we have loaded...

August 21, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Warthogs and Hoglets!

Safari West has long been the home for three beautiful warthogs. Beautiful is not a word that many would use to describe a warthog but beautiful they are and, we...

June 15, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Dubs: Checking in with our MVP

The NBA Playoffs have officially begun and as our Golden State Warriors dribble and dunk their way to the championship, we thought this might be a good time to check...

May 17, 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

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


Animal Update: How’s Gizmo?