Dear Dr. Maya Angelou,
There are black ribbons spanning the world today. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all these years. Your life philosophy will be burned into our hearts forever. Thank you for your countless gifts.
On June 1 we are releasing a Monarch Butterfly in your honor – you will find our wishes with the butterfly and you will get your wings.
How fitting for a Queen to live in the Secret Garden; we fondly remember the poem you wrote for the opening of The Secret Garden. Love and respect will follow you from everyone in Las Vegas – our Magical Love will always be connected to your name.
When you see Nelson Mandela, give him our best, embrace him, and say “Mkula Molo”.
In loving Memory from
Your Magical Friends,
Siegfried & Roy
On this Holiday join us in celebrating the vision of America and honoring the sacrifice of all who gave their lives and service so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for what you have done for your country – we salute you.
Most important, we wish that this message inspires your own life: Know that “Nothing is impossible” and that even your wildest dream can come true – it is all up to you!
Happy Memorial Day!
Siegfried & Roy
A Magical Birthday wish – Today begins your New Year. You are now your own Architect and are able day by day to plan your year. We miss you and will applaud you ringside upon your return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. You know what the German newspaper “Der Stern” called you “Cher, the Navel of America”. Do you know what we call you? An Endangered Species!
Siegfried & Roy
Dear Friends, Fans and Adopted Family,
It is with great sorrow that I am writing you this note today that on March 19, 2014 in the early afternoon our beloved 17 year old White Tiger Friend and Brother, “Mantecore” left us and is now with his siblings in White Tiger heaven. My lifesaver, “Mantecore”, who was the one responsible for pulling me to safety where the Paramedics could help me after my high blood pressure made me dizzy on stage. He is greatly missed, however, I have my memories and I know that now he is playing with his brother and sister.
I remember that when someone passed away my Mother always said, “They never really leave us they just go ahead”. For me, without “Mantecore” the Secret Garden feels empty; however, there are still 11 more White Tigers and 2 White Lions to remind us of our Ark of Noah – not to forget our 2 Black and 6 Spotted Leopards! Spring is in the air, so things could change as we have at least 2 females who are of age for breeding giving me hope for a New Generation.
I am sorry I had to deliver this sad news – now we need time to heal….I feel like a part of me is gone. As you all in reality know the story, “Mantecore” was one of a litter of three cubs born to a first time Mother. She was able to care for the first two babies, but by the time “Mantecore” arrived, she was so exhausted she wasn’t paying any attention to him. Without thinking twice I went into her space and got slowly closer; his umbilical cord was still attached, so I pinched it off with my fingernail and scooped him and placed him near her, and then she started to lick him. With a big sigh of relief I left the den, only to be called back later because he wasn’t looking so well. I went back to find him pretty lifeless, with a cold nose and blue lips. I gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and put him inside my shirt and held him tight. I told my staff to warm some towels in the microwave. With this little bundle of black and white stripes I made my way back to the Jungle Palace where we have a full nursery. My Mom took over his feeding every three hours and slowly but surely he recovered. My mouth-to-mouth resuscitation brought him back – I saved his life and then he saved mine, so we were even. His contribution to the avalanche of awareness of Conservation and Preservation as well as countless appearances in our Show, Television and Movies makes him unforgettable.
The flags at Little Bavaria are flying at half-mast – thank you everybody for listening – do not feel sad, I have wonderful memories.
Farewell my dear friend…..know that your image is forever burned into my heart.
“Sitarra” was the matriarch of our White Tiger family, insuring our effort to return the White Tiger to the planet. We feel it is not just the right of all of us to protect Wildlife, it is our obligation.
It is our “Hallelujah” to be one day known as the men who brought the White Tiger and White Lion back from extinction. In all reality we could all be called “ventriloquists” as we stand behind, unwavering, with the strength of the elephant, the voice of the Tiger and the roar of the Lion in the name of conservation and preservation.”