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3rd annual Soiree

UPCOMING EVENT! 1st Annual Safari Scramble
Download the brochure with all of the information HERE

Our Goal: To raise enough funds to help cover operational costs for providing permanent and loving homes to displaced or abandoned animals.



  • Where: Meadow Lakes Golf Course
  • When: Saturday October 24, 2009
  • Event Time: 10AM- Registration, 12PM-Shot Gun Start, 5PM Award Dinner
  • Price: Entry Fee: $100 per person (limited to first 144 players) (Entry Fee Includes: Green Fee, Cart, Range Balls, Dinner, & Live Animal Presentation)
  • If you would just like to participate in the Awards Dinner & Live Animal Presentation only: $20 per Adult/ $10 per Child Other Activities to include: Silent Auction, Raffle and Tee Prizes

    Safari Scramble Golf Tournament


    Safari Scramble Dinner

    For more info, please send us an email.


    3rd annual SoireeZoofari Announces their 3rd Annual Safari Soiree'
    All Proceeds from this Great Event will benefit Zoofari and their rainforest Conservation Partners.

    ANNOUNCING � SERENGETI RANCH just added as a recipient of funds raised at the event; Serengeti Ranch was destroyed in the Station Fire still Burning in LA County.

    We have Splash! Artwort Attending the event.
    Check out what they're capable of here: SplashAnimals.com

    Know LaDainian Tomlinson from the Chargers? Most people call him LT... We have signed memorabilia from him for you to win!

    The event will be held at the Images of Nature� photo gallery in La Jolla. Thomas D. Mangelsen, the photographer, has donated two images for you to win as well!

    Time & Place

    Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    At Images of Nature Gallery
          7916 Girard Avenue
          La Jolla, CA 92037
          858-551-9553

          • $95 per person (if reserved on or before Sept. 7, 2009)
          • $110 per person at the door



    Or you can mail a check payable to "Zoofari" to:
    P.O. Box 2771
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    For more info, please send us an email.


    Help Serengeti Ranch!

    While the Station Fire has taken the property, all the animals are safe and sound in different locations all over Los Angeles. Help Serengeti Ranch get everyone back together.

    Monetary donations are being excepted on behalf of Serengeti Ranch!

    Please click "Donate" to show your support. Thank you


    jungle boogieZoofari partners with Wiens Family Cellars to present Jungle Boogie
    Zoofari will partner with Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula, CA on New Year's Eve to raise money for endangered species conservation!

    Come visit us for Jungle Boogie, a New Year's Eve Celebration! Located at 35055 Via Del Ponte Temecula, CA 92592. From 7 pm - 2009!

    - Meet animals from the Zoofari Wildlife Refuge
    - Champagne Reception
    - Plated Dinner
    - Live Music
    - Dancing
    - Midnight Toast

    Tickets: $100, $85 for Wine Club Members

    To purchase tickets to the event or make a donation, please visit www.wienscellars.com/events/ today.
    Phone: (951) 694-9892, or toll free at 1.888.98.WIENS

    We hope to see you there!


    escrip logoRaise $ for Zoofari without having to make a donation!
    Please take a moment to register with eScrip.com. At no cost to you, you can help Zoofari earn thousands of dollars each year from merchants you already shop with, such as Vons, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Eddie Bauer, Petco, PetSmart, Nordstroms, Macy's, Sephora, Drugstore.com, and many others!

    You don't have to live in California to register - anyone from any state can help us with our mission!

    Signing up is free, fast, and will provide money for Zoofari to continue to care for the 120+ animals currently housed at our facility, as well as provide environmental education for disadvantaged youth and contribute funds directly to field biologists, on the frontlines in the battle to save wildlife!

    Visit www.escrip.com
    Click "Sign Up"
    Type "Zoofari" in the search box
    Click "Zoofari Inc" when it appears
    Click "Next"
    Fill in the required fields
    Follow the instructions to enroll your grocery store cards, credit cards, and debit cards

    Thank you so much for your support! Please call the office at (760) 630-9230 if you have any questions.

    You can also visit www.zoofari.net for more information about our organizations. Please ask your friends and family to do the same!! The more people we can register, the more animals we can benefit! Thanks so much for your support!


    VSD logoHands on San Diego a success, thanks to Hewlett Packard employees
    Wild Wonders and Zoofari would like to thank the dedicated employees of Hewlett Packard.  Approximately 50 HP employees donated their services over a 3 day period to help us Beautify our Zoo!  They planted over 40 plants, bushes, and trees, installed 700 square feet of sod, painted enclosures, and helped hang mesh netting over our cat exercise area.  "What would have taken us six months or more to accomplish was finished in three days.  That's an amazing accomplishment," stated Jackie Navarro, executive director.  The HP employees adopted Zoofari and Wild Wonders as part of a week-long project called Hands on San Diego, sponsored by Volunteer San Diego.

    Our landscaping projects would not have been possible without the generous donations from the following San Diego Nurseries:
    Tropic World
    Walter Anderson Nursery
    Horakh's Nursery
    Las Pilitas Nursery
    West Coast Turf
    Kniffing's Nursery


    cheetahZoofari Announces their 2nd Annual Safari Soiree' Fundraiser for Cheetah Conservation
    Proceeds will go towards cheetah conservation.

    Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. 5-9 pm
    At Thomas D. Mangelsen's Images of Nature Gallery
          7916 Girard Ave.
          La Jolla, CA 92037

    All Safari Soiree Reservations will be held at the door.
          • $75 per person (if reserved on or before Sept. 7, 2008)
          • $85 per person at the door

    For more info, please send us an email.


    cheetahAnimal Planet Expo
    We're in our 11th year of performing nationwide for Animal Planet's Expo. Be sure come say hello to our animal friends! The expo is a free, fun-filled family experience! See you there!

    To find the nearest location to you, please visit: http://animal.discovery.com/features/expo/expo.html



    Zoofari Announces their "Vanishing Spots" Cheetah Conservation Campaign
    Here today…but gone tomorrow? You can help make the difference! Become a Partner in Preservation today!
    Your donation goes directly to the care, feeding, housing, and medical treatment of your “adopted” cheetah.

    There are MANY different ways you can help! For more info, OR to make a donation by mail, you can download the printable PDF here.


    cheetahJoin Us for a Wildlife Safari in SOUTH AFRICA!
    You can join Wild Wonders in South Africa for the Safari of a lifetime! We will b hosting 2 separate, week-long trips to South Africa to see the Big 5 (Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and more!

    • November 8th - Space will be held until May 5th!
    • February 9th
    For more information on pricing and itinerary please call us at (760) 630-9230 or send us an email.

    This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!


    Grant writers / Donations Needed Immediately!!!
    Wild Wonders / Zoofari is in desperate need of grant writers to assist us immediately! We're hoping to hire someone to work on a percentage basis (We receive the grant, you'll receive a %).

    If you can help with grant writing OR donations, please send us an email !!!


    cheetahGift Shop!
    We are currently in the process of getting a proper gift shop up and running, but unfortunately, it won't be finished in time for the holidays. But in the meantime, animal lovers can purchase some absolutely beautiful prints by Chad Carlson. These spectacular prints make wonderful gifts AND a portion of the proceeds go towards our conservation efforts!

    To view / purchase Chad's work, please go to: www.chadjcarlson.com


    Volunteers Needed
    If you love animals and you're interested in volunteering, please go to www.zoofari.net/volunteer_details.htm
    There, you'll find additional information, as well as a volunteer application.

    Thanks so much & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


    Adopt a Cheetah
    Or any one of 110 other amazing animals through our new Corporate Gift Giving Programs! A great gift idea for anyone who is an animal lover or conservation conscious...AND IT'S TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Your donation goes directly to the care, feeding, housing, and medical treatment of your "adopted" animal.

    We're just getting these programs underway so please send us an email for more information on our different programs and how you can adopt!


    Zoofari On News 8
    Zoofari, our partner in preservation was featured on Channel 8 News! You can download a clip of the segment by clicking here.


    Did You Know...

    That as a Ralph's REWARDS Cardholder, you can help support Wild Wonders / Zoofari, Inc. at no cost to you? If you haven't recently signed up for a Ralph's REWARDS card, please stop by your local store and pick one up, or sign up online by visiting: https://www.ralphsrewards.com. It's free, and their new cards make it easy to earn points and receive rebates! Also, by signing up for a Ralph's REWARDS card, a percentage of the money you spend on groceries is donated to Zoofari, to help support wildlife conservation projects!

    If you already have a Ralph's CLUB card, please be aware that you must register for a new Ralph's REWARDS card by August 31, 2008 in order to continue receiving discounts at Ralph's.

    There are two ways to register:

    1. Send an email with your name, address, phone number, and the number on your Ralph's REWARDS card to wildwonders@att.net (Attn: Carrie), OR . . .

    2. Go directly to www.ralphs.com and follow these easy steps:

    • Click on Community Contribution listed on the menu found on the left-hand side of the website
    • Click on the Participant Sign-up button
    • Be prepared to enter your card number (found on your Ralph’s REWARDS Card) and Zoofari’s participant (NPO) number which is 90411.

    To obtain your Ralph's REWARDS card number, call (800) 660-9003.

    When you shop at Ralph’s and swipe your Membership card, Zoofari, Inc. will receive cash rebates. Thanks in advance for supporting Zoofari’s fundraising efforts! It's just that simple to give to the animals EACH time you shop!*

    Please note that neither Ralph's nor Wild Wonders / Zoofari, Inc. will share your information from these lists with anyone.

    Thank you for your support of Wild Wonders / Zoofari, Inc., and of the hundreds of wild and exotic animals who rely on us for professional medical attention, expert rehabilitation and enrichment, and permanent sanctuary.

    * Up to 4% of eligible purchases. Certain items including prescription, alcohol, tobacco, stamps, money orders, lottery tickets, sporting and event tickets, electronic gift cards, and gift certificates are excluded. Contributions apply to merchandise sales after all discounts, coupons and sales tax are applied."