Tag: giraffe

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

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

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

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

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

World Giraffe Day at Safari West

Remembering Suzie Just a few days ago Safari West said goodbye to one of our oldest residents. Suzie, a beautiful and petite giraffe passed away at the ripe age of 23. Suzie...

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

Nikki and Nikki: The Keeper and the Giraffe

Christmas came a bit early this year at Safari West. On November 8th at about 3 in the afternoon one of our giraffes, a beautiful female by the name of...

December 1, 2015 by Jared Paddock