Category: Conservation

Conservation Success in the Sahara!

In April, Safari West welcomed two new baby scimitar-horned oryx to our herd! These births come at a time when this special antelope is in the global spotlight—recent successes in...

June 10, 2024 by Mark Pressler

Lessons from Rhino Conservation

As we celebrate the first year of Otto’s life, I can’t help but think about young rhinos across the world. It’s no secret that rhinos are struggling in the wild—rhino...

April 24, 2024 by Mark Pressler

Honoring Earth Day and Otto’s Inaugural Spring at Safari West!

Spring has finally sprung at Safari West, painting our landscape with vibrant hues and lively energy! As rain showers come and go, and greenery erupts across our hills, we eagerly...

March 17, 2024 by Safari West Staff

The Incredible Story of the Laysan Duck

People usually come to Safari West to see the showstoppers—giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, or zebras. While these are all incredible animals, one lesson we try to teach on our tours is...

March 18, 2024 by Mark Pressler

Nonprofit veterinary dentists visit Safari West!

Learn about the team of veterinary dentists that visited Safari West to provide dental care for our male Patas Monkey Maurice, as well as a few other...

September 19, 2023 by Mark Pressler

Community Shoutout: International Bird Rescue

We stand in a loose half-circle around the open door of a carrier crate that was probably designed for a large dog. It is a beautiful, sunny day in the...

September 6, 2023 by Mark Pressler

Community Shoutout: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Every time I talk with our conservation & outreach manager Marie, I am amazed by just how many people she knows in the zoological and conservation community. Spend enough time...

December 1, 2022 by Mark Pressler

Animal Caregiver Ellie Gressman attends Giraffe Care Workshop

I’m Ellie Gressman and for this past year I have held the position of Lead Keeper for String 5 here at Safari West. String 5 cares for a variety of...

November 30, 2022 by Ellie Gressman

The Beauty of Sonoma County is Priceless

Experiencing our destination through the Sonoma County Leave No Trace Seven Principles gives travelers an opportunity to make a difference. Together, we can protect and preserve this special corner of the...

September 5, 2022 by Safari West Staff