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Sam & Troy Anker of Sam's For Play Cafe

Sam and her son Troy have a deep admiration for amazing women in Sonoma County. They are excited to present to you this month's honoree for Women Inspiring Women.


Nancy Lang

When she was earning her PHD in Biology, she had no idea the mark she would help make in the history of Sonoma County.


Nancy Lang was the General Curator of the San Francisco Zoo with a strong reputation as a respected avian biologist and founder of the Avian Conservation Center.


But on July 4th 1993 that all changed.


That's when she and her Husband Peter started a 400 acre wild African animal preserve they called Safari West.


Over the years, Nancy and Peter Lang have brought in hundreds of rare and endangered African animals to their new Sonoma County home. Giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs and hundreds of other animals that might now be extinct if it wasn't for the conservation and education work that the Langs do every single day.


Was she ever afraid? “Fear immobilizes you," she says.


Who inspired her? She said, “My mother taught me to appreciate my education."


Today, Safari West is an internationally known and respected facility. Their tours have been taken by thousands and their overnight safari accommodations have been ranked among the best in the world.


And that is why Sam's For Play cafe has named Nancy Lang as another Woman Inspiring Women.




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