A Huck's hero salute to Peter Lang

October 14, 2017 |

A big Huck’s Hero salute to Peter Lang, who runs the Safari West wildlife preserve in Santa Rosa, California. When the Sonoma wildfire threatened his nearby home and the 1,000 animals on his preserve (giraffes, antelopes, zebras, monkeys and many more), Lang could have fled or tried to save his house. Instead, he stayed on the wildlife preserve, facing down the blaze, putting out small fires, and constantly moving the animals to safety.

Lang’s home was lost to the fire, but he said, “I did not lose a single animal. It is amazing.” Friday, he reported that “the animals are safe and accounted for with full bellies and plenty of water to drink.” When word got out of his sacrifice, many people offered aid, but Lang suggested that they give it to his neighbors instead. He said, “I have a thousand souls I’m responsible for. It wasn’t even a decision. This is what I had to do.”

Read more at the link, and learn more about the preserve at SafariWest.com. When the fires are out and the smoke clears, that sounds like a great place to visit.

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