Our weekend at Safari West
This spring, I had the unique pleasure of donating my services to Safari West by performing root canal treatment on one of the cheetahs living there. Timbou had a fractured canine tooth, which he displayed to the staff by hissing at them frequently! He was anesthetized by Dr. Freeland Dunker and brought to the hospital for treatment. (You can see a video about it here!) To thank me, the wonderful staff at Safari West invited my family to spend a weekend there, which we did in early September.
On our Behind The Scenes tour, the girls and I had an amazing experience meeting parrots and porcupines, getting up close and personal with a tarantula, and feeding the giraffes.
The tent cabin where we spent the night was cozy and comfortable. In the morning, we had our photo taken with one of the female cheetahs before embarking on the traditional safari Jeep tour of the grounds. It was great to see the antelopes, gazelle, wildebeest and other hoofstock wandering freely.
We enjoyed our time there immensely, and it has awakened a desire to go to Africa to see these gorgeous animals in their natural habitats.