Tayla McCurdy says goodbye to safariLIVE:

The iconic, lionine Tayla McCurdy will be roaring her last for safariLIVE. After two unforgettable years with WildEarth she has decided it’s time to change up her territory and move on from safariLIVE. Ever energetic and constantly on the move, Tayla is venturing forth to pursue her own ambitious dreams.

She has without doubt been an exceptional live TV guide, she’s had us roaring with laughter, white-knuckled with suspense and tugged on our heartstrings. Her one of a kind, absolutely hilarious commentary will be sorely missed as will her vast, intimate knowledge of the animals and their behaviour.

Tayla has embossed herself on the hearts of everyone who follows safariLIVE, she has also become a true part of the WildEarth “family,” both crew and viewers alike are devastated at her decision to leave. Although this is incredibly sad news we will still have her side-splitting antics for the next while. As with anything, goodbye doesn’t necessarily mean forever.

Tayla, we will miss your dazzling personality and sincerely wish you only the best for your future endeavours. May you always feel the love and support you have flowing to you from us here at WildEarth as well as from all the lives you touched and changed for the better across the world.

By | 2018-09-10T17:57:29+00:00 September 10th, 2018|crew, safariLIVE|37 Comments

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  1. Sharon Grod September 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    This girl is gold. A very big loss to all of us. Wishing Tayla much luck and love on her next adventure. I will miss her on drives 😔❤️

  2. Marci McCall September 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    So going to miss you Tayla However I do wish you well on your next endeavor!

    • Luis_Cris 1967 September 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      really really sad news!!! 🙁

  3. Margaret September 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Noon you can’t go. We love you so much it won’t be the same with out you . If you must go I dapple we will manage . But we will miss you greatly.. please come visit .

  4. Jason Curtis September 10, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    All fans are heartbroken to hear this news! We’ll truly miss Tayla aka T-Bomb. I call her T-Bomb because her sneeze can wake-up a pride of sleeping lions. Tayla, you always put a smile on my face. Your gift of gab will be surely missed by all. Stop in and say hi to us once in awhile.

  5. Nancy Fernandez September 11, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Tayla you have definitely touched our lives. Your humor and wisdom have no bounds. I wish you the best in your new beginnings. You will sorely be missed.

  6. Robin U September 11, 2018 at 12:40 am - Reply

    WE will miss you, Tayla..Wishing you all the best! 🙂

  7. Kim September 11, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Tayla – knowledgeable, entertaining, joyous, fun, funny, love it when you tell the kids to brush their teeth and when you said to the new guide just pretend everyone thinks your funny that’s what I do. Change is sad but also exciting and I wish you well.

  8. Charlene Coleman September 11, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

    I’m really going to miss you Tayla. Good luck on you new adventure.

  9. kathleen Lynette babienco September 11, 2018 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Tayla. Your humor and excitement about the bush keep us laughing and knowledgeable. Please return occasionally as a guess presenter so we can see you. This is a huge loss for SL. You are a blessed one of a kind.

  10. Beth McBride September 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Perfectly said, Louise. Tayla will be greatly missed. She never failed to brighten my day and make me laugh. She may come upon a mudhole or two in the future, but she has shown us she can jump back up, brush herself off, and laugh about it. What a gal!

  11. Luis_Cris 1967 September 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    really, really sad! 🙁

  12. Ivy Wilensky September 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Tayla I will all miss your humor, your enthusiasm and your excitement about Africa and the animals. Best of luck in your future endeavors!!

  13. D G September 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Best wishes to you Tayla, you will be missed by many.

  14. Gary E Mobbs September 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    You have brightened my day and made me laugh many times. I wish you happiness and sunny days. I will miss you.

  15. Bill Graham September 12, 2018 at 12:25 am - Reply

    I often tell people that I watch Safari Live because of all the beautiful animals…….but the truth is I watch because I so enjoy Tayla as my guide. What a wonderful, amusing, knowledgeable, energetic guide. Everyone will miss her. The best to you, Tayla, in your future endeavors. Leave with the knowledge that you enriched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to be with you on drives for the past two years. I hope that with any new job you have in the future is one that lets you show others how amazingly talented you are! ❤️🦌🐒🦉🐗🐾❤️

  16. Barbara Maxwell September 12, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Your interest in everything around you and your knowledge of animal behaviour have been invaluable additions to #safarilive and you will be missed!

  17. Constance King September 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    You will be missed. Stay safe and have a happy life.

  18. Constance King September 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    You will be missed. Stay safe and have a happy life. Maybe we will see you again you never know.

  19. Sparra Lina September 17, 2018 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Awwwww : (… for us, but an amazing and bright trajectory for you. Thank you for gifting us viewers with your unique knowledge, your generous spirit and your love of things wild. Fare well Tayla and visit often 💖

  20. TheWatanna September 17, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Tayla, you are going to be missed BIG TIME. You have been fantastic and of course so funny. You have shared so much knowledge with us regarding Africa and all of the Animals and flora. Thank you for the last two years. May all of your dreams come true, but, I hope you change your mind and stay on at SafariLive.

  21. Blue 24 September 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Really going to miss you and I wish you lots of happiness and success in the future. Maybe you could come back and do a ‘guest’ drive one day. Your memorable Hilarious Mongoose video will always make me laugh. Au revoir!

  22. Krzysztof Wasilewski September 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Tayla is a gem.

  23. Joy Al-Sofi September 17, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Everyone has already said it better than I could about the way we feel losing such a talented, spirited and inspiring role model for girls and women all over the world.

    Tayla, I will miss the opportunity to say hello in person to you, when I come to visit in a few months. That will be a huge regret. That, I have had almost 12 months of riding alongside you, is a life-affirming treasure.

    Joy in HK

  24. Stacey Miller September 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Oh I am so sad. I have been away from technology for a week and now I read this. Goodbye Tayla

  25. Dorie Baldwin September 19, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Tayla As I sit here With tears rolling down my face I can only think I am being horribly Selfish I don’t want you to leave you will be missed your so incredible at taking us on your SL Vehicle and making us all feel like your personal friend its very difficult for some of us who have adored you since your interview drive to say goodbye so I keep hoping your doing a typical Tayla Prank Or your going to say Naw y’all just Jokes my heart is so sad because I will miss your beautiful sweet happy self! Although I am being so selfish I will alway want nothing but your happiness and dreams to come true You will be missed but never replaced And come back soon Please!! And This Sucks never thought Tayla would leave us any ways Best Wishes Lady follow your dreams after all thats what life is all about! :+}}}}

  26. sittingbull2010 September 24, 2018 at 6:37 am - Reply

    tayla I will miss you I hope you rethink this decision .

  27. Garry September 29, 2018 at 2:13 am - Reply

    nooooooo, Tayla, so sad to hear your leaving, please come back soon, so many of us enjoy watching you and the entertainment you bring to the show

  28. Suzanne October 2, 2018 at 3:24 am - Reply

    awww Tayla, It really won’t be the same without your laughter and silliness and your love for what you do. I hope whatever path you take it will one day lead you back to us, yeah, I know I am being selfish but you really are family here and myself along with thousands of others will miss you. Until then, please be safe and happy in whatever you do!.

  29. Rex October 7, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Keep in touch on twitter. And watch out for mud

  30. Jim Freund October 10, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    How did I not know this? How sad for us — I feel like a friend is leaving my life. Best of luck, Tayla!

  31. Kayan October 13, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you Tayla for all your work… Your knowledge and all the fun times uou have provided to our lives. You are my spirit animal when it comes to how clumsy we are. I don’t call myself clumsy anymore… We are just testing gravity 😀 I wish you the best of luck. Please do return when you have time. We will miss you.

  32. Pam Conner October 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    aww…….I just want to set down and cry!!!!!!!

  33. Janice M Compton October 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Today I cried. Her farewell spot on her last drive was hear wrenching. You will be missed Tayla! Best of luck always!

  34. Ed dunn October 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Tayla was my first introduction to Safari love and with in 3 minutes I was hooked. I have always loved nature but she brought it to a new level. She truly will be missed I used to recruit talent and I knew it was just a matter of time before she would lured away. To me and this is true of the other guides they are Stars greater than motion pictures because they have knowledge baptized with humility. Good luck and will miss your unique drives

  35. Ron Samra October 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    A very big loss, you will be missed. Enjoy your life you brought us lots of enjoyment. Please don’t forget safari live and we hope you come back.

  36. Kim Hall October 25, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

    I can’t imagine Safari Live without Tayla. I hope she comes back to visit from time to time! Good luck to you, Tayla!

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