The Gentle Barn: My Tikkun Olam Bat Mitzvah Project

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The Gentle Barn: My Tikkun Olam Bat Mitzvah Project

By Madeleine Maze View this post on Instagram A post shared by Noah Mazé (@noahmaze) Hello friends and family,Mitzvah means “good deed” in Hebrew. It is common to engage “a mitzvah project” when preparing for a Bat Mitzvah, because as a Bat Mitzvah, I will be a member of the larger Jewish community. It is … Continued

The Great Migration

Africa! The last inhabitable continent for me to set foot on. Ironic, as according to 23andMe, it’s where 94% of my DNA comes from–the bulk of that being West African which is no surprise–being the descendent of slaves. This journey would take me to the East Coast of Africa in Kenya. It is a long … Continued

Celebrate Your Birthday with Your Animal Friends!!

Thank you to Kangaroo Lanie for including me in another special day! Kangaroo Lanie used to bring amazing animals to my science classroom to educate my students about a variety of ecosystems. It was always a spectacular day when she showed up. Recently I was able to walk with the animals with her at Royalty’s … Continued

Yes! Our Live Animals can join your Con-FUR-ence Call!

Want to liven up your next video conference meeting? Planning a FaceTime with friends or virtual birthday party? Sign up to have one of our amazing animals join the call! We also offer virtual tours with several animals. We’ll join the meeting do a quick intro of the sanctuary then you can ask questions or … Continued

Fun at the Los Angeles Zoo with the Safari Society!

Thank you to the Los Angeles Zoo and the Safari Society for an evening of up close experiences with unique animals and an outdoor dinner BBQ. See more from the 2016 Sunset Safari event in our video below.   What is the Safari Society?  The Zoo says: “Safari society donors are a sophisticated group who share a deep appreciation … Continued

Great day for the Los Angeles Zoo!

Great day for the Los Angeles Zoo! By Sage Porter There is so much to explore around the Los Angeles area and when the LA Zoo asked to host us for a morning, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go and bring my mom who was visiting form Colorado.  The morning we visited the zoo … Continued

Hyderabad, India: Caged Delight

Among the delicate spread of the berry bushes and behind the healthy trunk of a tall banyan tree, she stood, watching. Her eyes, wild like fire, matching the ferocity in her face, glanced at the crowd waiting to see her perform. As she stood up, as majestically as she could and tried to hide her … Continued

Couchsurfing in Langkawi, Malaysia

With 8 dogs and 37 cats, Jeff’s house is not your typical couch surfing pad. We’d been couchsurfing in Australia and New Zealand, but this was only my second time trying it in Asia. I was a bit nervous because of the cultural differences, but wanted to try it anyway. It would be an adventure, … Continued

South Africa: Finding My Field

The Field I was sitting in the warm sunshine of a secluded field, surrounded by unfamiliar trees and bushes when it hit me. I’d done it. I had conquered my fears and mastered my trepidations, which lead me to have the most powerful moment of my life. I was proud of myself and in such … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel