Welcome to the Longneck Manor website, a unique conservation adventure in the Texas Hill Country, opening in the July 2021 (Phase One).
I’m Rick Barongi, the Director and owner. You can learn about my background and the vision for Longneck Manor by clicking on this link.
If you like giraffes, white rhinos, and Labrador retrievers you will have a great time visiting us in Fredericksburg, Texas (about 75 miles from the Austin or San Antonio airports).
Many of you reading this know me and maybe a little something about this post-zoo retirement idea I have been talking about for some time. Well now it’s finally happening and we are ready to share some updates, photos, and stories.
The goal is to provide a fun personal experience while helping to save animals in the wild. We do this by combining the best elements of a good zoo with that of a good conservation organization. So you get to meet some real live conservation ambassadors (both four and two-legged species) as well as contribute to a non-profit (tax-deductible) conservation fund that works directly with proven conservation heroes.
The ten conservation organizations that we partner with all have current or past personal relationships working with our team. We don’t just raise money for friends but for respected and admired colleagues who have dedicated their lives to saving animals and people. We will share their stories of hope and commitment to inspire you to help make a difference.
So peruse this website and let us know what you think. Conservation is most effective when everyone participates.
Thanks and Have Fun,
Rick, Drifter, Boone, (yellow labs) and our entire team
1749 Beyer Road
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624