Explore the World of Jungle Larry and Safari Jane
New! Book by Safari Jane
Thousands in the Midwest remember a childhood when Jungle Larry® and Safari Jane® came to their school to introduce them to the wonder of the natural world by sharing animals and films from faraway lands. Millions more remember watching them on television or meeting this couple in person at Ohio theme parks like Cedar Point.
Enjoy a walk down memory lane as you discover how one young Michigan boy's fascination with snakes by the creek would spark a love of nature that would take him around the world. More importantly, with his wife, they would invite millions of others to join in that love for animals from anteaters to zebras. We hope you enjoy reliving the memories or meeting this family for the first time. Paper and e-book options.
Join Tim L. Tetzlaff, the Son of Jungle Larry and Safari Jane, in Tanzania!
I WAS FOUR YEARS OLD when my father phoned me from Ngorongoro Crater. As he showed me his photographs later that summer, I dreamed of seeing it with him. But he passed away before we fulfilled that wish. So when I finally stood on the rim of Crater myself, its magnificence was blurry through my tears.
Today, as Director of Conservation for Naples Zoo, I spend a month in Africa each year living in the joy that my waking eyes are blessed to witness the world of my childhood dreams. I am grateful to continue my parent’s legacy conserving wildlife and always carry one of my dad's bandanna’s on my travels in his honor. Join me on safari in 2024 so Tanzania can fill your dreams, too.
How one boy's fascination with nature eventually connected millions with the
wonders of wildlife.
Reflections from others about the impact on their lives from encountering Jungle Larry and Safari Jane.
Bring back the memories of discovering the world of animals with these gifts and historical logo items.