Category: News


Farewell to our Beloved Thula

We at Safari West are sad to announce the passing of one of the founding animals in our cheetah program: Thula. Thula and her sister Gijima were born in August...

March 6, 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

New Year, New Life

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! On January 1st, 2018, as humans around the world celebrated the start of a new year, Safari West welcomed a brand new baby. Kira, one of...

January 15, 2018 by Jared Paddock

Life After the Fires

Disaster Strikes For nearly a month, the Tubbs fire raged throughout Sonoma County. It destroyed homes and businesses indiscriminately, and tragically, cost far too many lives. Here at Safari West, many of...

November 9, 2017 by Jared Paddock

Safari West Fire Updates

Dear Guests, Due to the recent wildfires, all overnight lodging will remain closed until March 1, 2018. At this point, we hope to be able to resume offering Safari Tours by November 20th, 2017. We have...

October 9, 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

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: Fire on the Mountain