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Category: Conservation

Safari West Goes to Africa

Visitors to Safari West see many things when they come here. They see the guides decked out in khaki and caps in their M37 Power Wagons, rumbling up and down...

March 5, 2016 by Aphrodite Caserta

Conservation Corner: Stepping Back from Extinction

Of the many endangered species represented in the collection at Safari West, only one has the dubious distinction of carrying the label “Extinct in the Wild”. Most of our visitors...

March 5, 2016 by Aphrodite Caserta

Conservation Corner: Settling for Second. The Evolutionary Cost of Trophy Hunting

Now that Valentine’s Day is here and spring is upon us, that season when a young man’s fancy turns to love is just around the corner. It seems with all this...

February 12, 2016 by Aphrodite Caserta

Generation Conservation: Meet Mercedie

Last month, we spotlighted young Teylana Jenkins, a conservation advocate and one of the youngest donors we’ve ever come across. To say we were excited to see such passion in...

January 21, 2016 by Aphrodite Caserta

Conservation Corner: Remembering Nola

Keystone Species and the Value of an Ecosystem Nola, a Northern White Rhinoceros and resident at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, died this November. On the 22nd of that month,...

December 1, 2015 by Aphrodite Caserta

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 Aphrodite Caserta

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 Aphrodite Caserta

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 Aphrodite Caserta

Conservation Corner: Collapse of the Monarch

Safari West Joins the Fight for our Pollinators Conservation makes up a massive part of what we do here at Safari West and every single one of our departments is involved...

October 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock