Staples Safari ZooAUGUST/2013
Staples Safari Zoo 
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Staples Safari Zoo has grown considerably in the last year and we now rehabilitate, house and care for nearly 120 animals who, for various reasons, can't be reintroduced into the wild and would otherwise have no other place to go. You can help us continue our mission to protect these animals - many of which are on the endangered species list - by making a donation to Staples Safari Zoo. For more information, email blstaples@gmail.com. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

 

Staples Safari Zoo  

is a 501 (c)3 organization. 

Quick Links
Staples Safari Zoo on Today!
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Set those DVRs for Monday, Aug. 26 - Staples Safari Zoo is scheduled to be featured on NBC's Today! Brian Staples is bringing Wilson, our favorite movie star capuchin; Joey, a bonnet macaque rescued and rehabilitated after Hurricane Ivan; and several other animals to the show. Zookeepers Andres and David will be along to help with the animals. We're supposed to be on during the 8 o'clock hour, (but we recommend recording the entire show, just in case). New York City, here we come!      
Hollywood Moments
Brian, Neil Patrick Harris and Wilson

Staples Safari Zoo headed to Los Angeles recently to perform at the Brookledge Follies, which is the most famous address in magic and hosted by the princess of magic, Erika Larsen. Wilson was - of course - the star, but Brian and Neil Patrick Harris were happy to tag along in his wake. See more pictures from the evening on the Staples Safari Zoo's Facebook page. Next month, Brian will be in Atlanta to help with a segment for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Stay tuned!     

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
Wilson

Wilson has always been a monkey with a lot to say and is now considering joining the Twitterverse, but needs some help with his Twitter handle. If you have a fun, clever suggestion, post it on our Facebook page. We'll let you know if Wilson decides to take the leap into the world of social media. The only question might be is if he can contain his comments to 140 characters....  

Meet Newman!
Baby lemur Newman and Mom

Thanks to our Facebook friends for suggesting so many names for our little lemur. After the zookeepers narrowed the field down to five favorites, we polled followers who chose the name Newman, originally suggested by Leo Youngblood. Have you liked our Facebook page yet? It's a great way to keep in touch, see current photos and participate in fun promotions. Who knows? Maybe we'll have another baby animal to name soon! 

Upcoming Events
Bluffton Block Party

We've had a blast in Virginia the past month, but now it's time to head out for shows in Alabama. Up first is the Northeast Alabama State Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, then the Northwest Alabama State Fair Sept. 10-14. We're back east Sept. 24-29 for the Sumter County Fair in South Carolina and then end the month again in Alabama for the Chilton County Fair in Clanton. In the midst of the busy month, we'll head to Bluffton, SC, for the fun-packed Bluffton Block Party! If we're in your neighborhood, stop by to visit the animals and enjoy these fantastic events!