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May 2015 E-News
May 2015 E-News
Apr 30, 2015
MAY 2015 EXOTIC FELINE RESCUE CENTER E-NEWS
Camp Roar 2015 is now open for registration. 8-11 year old children are invited to experience a camp like no other in Indiana. Campers will enjoy learning about our lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, servals and bobcats while taking part in educational activities that will include BIG CAT and endangered species facts, rescue stories of our resident felines, and the day-to-day running of the rescue center. Please click on the link below for more information.
Sumara and Sumira, male tigers, are located in the off-tour area. The boys came to us via a circuitous path. When we were asked to rescue them they were living in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. After bringing the boys to the center, it was determined that we did not have the funds to build them an appropriate enclosure. Fortunately, Sumara and Sumira found a home in Florida. When the Florida facility closed, we were happy to welcome the boys home to the EFRC. The boys are friendly to staff and enjoy spending their days at the rescue center. They are located in the off-tour area. Click on the link below to see wonderful photos of Sumara and Sumira.
Fortunately for staff, summer preparation does not take as long as winter preparation. They bring out the water hoses, spread fly poison and set up the horsefly traps. Keeping the cats active is also an important job during the summer. This includes keeping water tanks full and assuring that cats have Boomer Balls in their enclosures.
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE
Please join us on May 9th for our Annual Run Through the Jungle. Festivities will begin at 9:00 am for the unique 5K run/walk. There will be live music, snacks and an awesome t-shirt. Registered runners and walkers will also receive an EFRC free pass. Run with lions, tigers and leopards while supporting the center. Please click on the link below for more information.
Many of you have met Sheba, female puma. Being a long-time resident she has greeted many visitors over the year. Recently the decision was made to move Sheba to a larger enclosure. She continues to be on the public tour just a different location. Your tour guide will be sure to point her out to you.
DAKOTA AND HER RABBIT
Many volunteers at the rescue center have stories to tell about our cats. One recent story was of Dakota, female lynx, and her rabbit. In the wild, a lynx’s main prey is the snowshoe hare. Since those are not available for Dakota, she was given a black rabbit. Because we do not feed out live prey, Dakota’s rabbit did not move but that did not stop her from stalking it, pouncing on it and tossing it up in the air. She enjoyed it immensely.
Join us on May 24 at 2:30 for our next volunteer training. Learn how you can spend your time helping the BIG CATS of the EFRC. Click on the link below for more information.
Thank you for your continued support!
2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
Open 10-5 Daily
$10/adults $5/children 12 & under
Guests are NOT permitted to touch, pet or interact with EFRC cats