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Happy World Oceans Day!

What is World Oceans Day? Since 2002, people across the globe have honored June 8th as World Oceans Day. The point of this annual event is to recognize and honor the...

June 8, 2018 by Jared Paddock

The Plight of the Monarch

Safari West's Monarch Butterfly Program Enters it's Fourth Season Safari West, long known for its herds of African mammals and flocks of exotic birds, has a long history of conservation work....

May 21, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Why Earth Day Matters

The Biggest Picture Five years ago, the Cassini spacecraft, hard at work studying the planet Saturn and its celestial neighbors, turned its camera back toward home. The resulting snapshot can be...

April 20, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Desmond and Foxy

Conservation Heroes! Our mission, here at Safari West, is to introduce our guests to the wonders of wildlife. We want to entertain the curious crowds that come through our gates, but...

January 15, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Happy International Cheetah Day!

A Special Day for a Speedy Creature On December 4th, please join Safari West in celebrating the 7th annual International Cheetah Day. We, and our fellow AZA institutions, celebrate this annual...

December 4, 2017 by Jared Paddock

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

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

Conservation Corner: The Trouble With Taxonomy

A Brief History of Naming Taxonomy, in its purest form, is simply a system of naming. It’s a scientific card catalog that says what everything is from the blue whale to...

June 18, 2017 by Jared Paddock

An Earth Day for the Ages!

Earth Day 2017 certainly turned out to be one for the record books. Across the nation, concerned citizens and scientists of all stripes came together to March for Science. At...

May 10, 2017 by Jared Paddock

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An Earth Day for the Ages!