Animals like to receive gifts, too! Our little Mozart, a cotton-topped tamarin, enjoyed his specially-wrapped box of meal worms given by volunteer Micha this holiday season. It turns out that raisen boxes are perfect for gift-wrapping presents for tiny primates!
You, too, can provide a gift to our primates during this season of giving! Donations big and small go a long way in helping animals like Mozart live healthy, happy lives. Happy Holidays!
the station fire swept through the serengeti ranch wild animal facility in acton ca. Fortunately all of the animals including the 2 african elephants were evacuated however all of the buildings and property is lost
please we are asking for tax deducatable donations to help them rebuild enclosures.
www.zoofari.net and click on the paypal button
thank you for your generosity
Recently in Southern California a huge storm rolled though. With this storm came tons of rain and extremely cold temperatures. This morning when it was 37 degrees outside, the staff embarked on their usual rounds. The staff was bundled up in fleece sweaters and warm boots. As they made there was to the reptiles they realized the heater had blown. All 4 alligator were sitting in 35 degree water and Big T’s, the tortoise’s, home was 40 degrees and he wasn’t moving.
Quickly the quiet compound turned to chaos. It was a race to get all the reptiles into the warm barn and heat them up. You cannot warm a reptile up to quickly as it will cause their system to go into shock. So there they all sat in the barn surrounded by heaters. We are all hoping for the best. Often with extreme cold these reptiles can develop an upper respiratory infection and they are not the easiest to medicate.
The frost this morning caused a lot of upset to many animals but there are a few that love this weather. Sitka, the Arctic fox and Tino and Tiani, the lynxes, couldn’t be more excited. They are almost at home in this bitterly cold weather.
With the constant need for heat it is important that the electricity is always working. And in a time of a budget crunch it is important to prioritize. It you would like to help out with vet bills, food, supplies, or electrical rewiring, donations are always welcome.
Again a big thanks to the Union Tribune for their article this Friday. Thanks to the article and our kind fans, donations have been coming in.
Each donation will make a huge difference in food, shelter, and medical care for all our animals.
Thank you too all of those who made a donations and those who still plan to.
The article was also a great success in secure tours for the near future and promoting a our unique birthday party programs. Lets keep on a role and start 2009 off right.