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.
We are very happy to announce that Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden Chocolates have arrived in the Secret Garden Stores and at Impulse inside the Mirage. We offer a box of three 1.75 bars of Premium Caramel Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate and a 3 oz bar of Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, all graced with beautiful portraits of the cats of the Secret Garden. These delicious confections are the perfect gift for any cat lover (even if it’s you!) on any occasion.
Siegfried & Roy donated copies of “Tales From The Jungle Palace” to a Trinity Lutheran School in Toledo, Ohio and received these kind words and these wonderful “thank you” drawings from her 4th grade students.
“The activity books have arrived, and the children are delighted. There were enough to share with the fourth grade children as well. We are seeing lots of happy dances down the hallway. Thank you so much for your kindness.”
“While so far we have only explored the first book (Java’s Bad Day), the message is so valuable. My students sometimes fail to see how richly blessed their lives really are, and how so many people in the world have so much less. We often take what we have for granted. Sharon indicated that the book with an anti bullying message is also going to be coming out soon. While we do not have too many serious issues with this, we still have some issues. It is such a sweet way for you to reach out to the children, helping them grow up as productive and thoughtful members of society.” Read the rest of Schools Praise “Tales From The Jungle Palace” Activity Books »
Here you will find tales of our humble beginnings in post war Germany, discover the moments when our individual dreams were born and how we joined together as a team, learn the philosophies and beliefs that lie at the heart of all we do and discover the wonder and magic of our decades of performances. We look forward to you meeting our family of Royal White Tigers and Lions and our jaguar and panther dynasty. You will also learn about their home at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden at the Mirage in Las Vegas where you can visit them year round.
Giving back has always been important to us so we will share with you the charities we support and most important, how you can join us to help, preserve, protect and conserve tigers, lions and all endangered animals who are threatened by extinction.
Please visit here with us often: we have many more wonders to share with you!
Until We Meet Again,