Dear Friends and Fans,
This is the time to “reach over the fence” and give a good handshake to your neighbors, wish them the best for the coming year and set the stage for a holiday season of celebrations full of gratitude. We offer you our suggestion with love and respect and we will do the same here! If we could get everyone to join us, the world would be a better place. There’s an old saying, “What can I do, I am only one person?” but one man can make a difference.
Humbly, look at Siegfried and I – we preserved two magnificent creatures, first the White Tiger and now the White Lion… and this Thanksgiving, we have decided to pardon the Turkey, as you can see in the photo. They have all joined us so we may together celebrate at Little Bavaria!
Wishing you all the best of the Season,
Siegfried & Roy
Please join us today every day in celebrating our military heroes and being grateful for the peace they make possible for all of us. If you know a service person or see one in public, please let them know you appreciate their service and are thankful for their sacrifice. If we all can devote a few moments of our time each day to promote peace among men, we hope to truly see the End of All Wars in or lifetime. Remember, Nothing Is Impossible.
In response to their many German fans, the official Siegfried & Roy website is now available in a German edition. “We want all of our friends and fans back home to be able to know about all of our new activities and projects,” says Siegfried. “It’s important to stay in touch with our roots, and we want all of you to stay close to us as well. As always, we welcome you to walk in our magical world,” says Roy. Look for special posts to their German fans and be sure to sign up on the site for the Siegfried & Roy e-mail list to get all of their latest announcements first.
On the 10th anniversary of the closing of the Mirage show, Siegfried & Roy took Europe by storm with the two hour documentary, “The Siegfried & Roy Story,” produced by RTL / VOX in Germany and featuring Thomas Gottchalk. Unprecedented in scope, this special featured never before seen footage and interviews and attracted over 7 million viewers.
More than $130,000 was raised at the event that served as the kick-off for the SARMOTI Foundation, Siegfried & Roy’s philanthropic effort on behalf of animal conservation, preservation and education. The first grant from the foundation will be awarded to TUSK USA, which works to preserve lions and other endangered animals in Africa.
“In Africa, where Tusk’s work is focused, we have witnessed lion populations plummet – from both habitat loss as well as targeted poaching for body parts that are much in demand in the Far East, said Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson, Executive Director of TUSK USA. “The most recent estimates put lion numbers at less than 20,000 left in the wild in Africa.”
Siegfried & Roy applauded the work of TUSK and said that this is just the beginning of the far-reaching impact they hope to achieve with the SARMOTI Foundation. “The SARMOTI Foundation is the vessel of our legacy: we will continue to channel our lifelong philanthropic efforts into supporting the causes and people that are affecting the lives of animals and children globally,” said Siegfried & Roy. “TUSK’s work to preserve the big cats of Africa is a mission we wholeheartedly support.”
For more about the SARMOTI Foundation, click HERE.
A man’s life and indomitable spirit and a duo’s expanding philanthropic vision were celebrated at Roy Horn’s 69th birthday party on October 3 at The Mirage Resort & Casino. More than 250 friends attended the black tie birthday party, Roy and Siegfried & Roy were honored with awards from the American Humane Society and proclamations from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Mirage headliner, Terry Fator thrilled the guests with a surprise performance and the guests praised Roy with testimonials, including a moving speech from businesswoman and philanthropist Elaine Wynn.
Traditionally, Mother’s Day is a time when we honor our maternal mothers, those beloved beings who gave us birth, sheltered, protected and nourished us, and guided our steps until we could walk on our own into adulthood. On this day, give love, honor and gratitude to your own blessed mothers. Also on this day, we invite you to honor all of the life giving aspects of our own Mother Earth, whose elements of earth, water, fire, air, and spirit sustain our lives and all the living things with whom we share this beautiful paradise. We invite you to return the bounty bestowed so generously on us by our Mother planet by conserving, protecting and preserving the gifts we receive each day so they may be here for us now and for generations to come.