Parrots and other exotic birds are the fourth-largest group of animals kept as pets, and they comprise the largest population of captive wildlife in the U.S. With these statistics, it’s not surprising that birds have become one of the fastest-growing groups of unwanted pets. . Unfortunately, few animal shelters have facilities to house parrots, and many shelters have to turn away unwanted birds. As a result, many parrots are euthanized becau...se there is nowhere to place them.
Five Reason Exotic Birds Are Given Up:
1) Birds are purchased on a whim
2) Birdsowners are uneducated about normal bird behavior
3) Bird owners don’t recognize birds’ puberty and sexual frustration
4) Bird owners are willing to purchase bird...
Fundraiser August 30, 2018, from 7-11pm
Join us at Safari Joe’s H20 to help raise money for Rukus (our new baby Tiger) and his friends. Safari Joe’s sanctuary is home to several of the largest wild cats on the planet. Make a day of it and enjoy the park while making difference in the lives of these big cats. Thomas Martinez will be taking the stage at 8pm. Also, while you’re there, don’t forget to say hello to Safari Joe and ask him how to get involved.
Rukus is a 3 month old baby tiger that came to Safari Joe’s as a newborn cub from another cooperating sanctuary where the mother could no longer care for him.
Because of the constant care and love shared with Rukus that is provided by Joe and his volunteers, Rukus is flourishing into a wonderful tiger toddler. He loves belly rubs and playtime. However, as Rukus continues to grow, his needs will grow with him. Currently, Rukus is bottle fed and this requires a special formula for felines that provides him with the vitamins and nutrients he needs to grow strong and healthy. His formula is $30 for a small can that will only last a day and half. As he grows, he will be introduced to meat and this will only up the ante as we continue to ask our s...
Well, when Zaxby's Chicken made the choice to donate their unwanted vegetable scraps to Safari Joe's Exotic Wildlife Rescue we considered it treasure!
Are reptiles alone consume over 50 lbs of produce a day, so when our new neighbors came over to introduce themselves and immediately offered to donate to the sanctuary, we welcomed them and their hospitality!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food waste in the United States to be about 30 to 40 percent of the food supply.An estimated 133 billion pounds of food from stores, restaurants and homes goes to waste, according to the USDA. Most food that’s thrown away ends up in landfills.
The next time you visit a Zaxby's Chicken, and the new location at...
We would like to thank Brain Barczyk who joined us at the 2017 Hot Rods & Reptiles Car Show at Safari Joe's H2O. Brian and his wife drove long hours to help us ...raise money for Safari Joe's Wildlife Rescue, and we are beyond grateful. Brian is an amazing man with a love for all living creatures! Thank you Brian and everyone from Reptile Prime, Midwest Organic, and Cat Spot!
Be sure to follow Brian in his adventures across this globe as he explores amazing distinations and educates along the way!!
Unfortunately, we recently found a wild bird at the sanctuary that had suffered an injury from what appears to have been a part of a balloon. We are thrilled to say the bird was quickly returned to the wild and will recover.
For years, balloon releases have been used to celebrate events or honor the memory of someone lost. Schools release them during football games, they’re sent floating into the air and released by crowds of people at weddings, funerals, and memorials. And while those who organize and participate in balloon releases have the best of intentions, what they fail to consider is what happens when those balloons eventually land – and when they do the results can be detrimental to wildlife.