EFRC E-News > September 2015 E-News
September 2015 E-News

Aug 30, 2015


Evening Roar was a roaring success this year with over 100 attendees enjoying the event. Although it was a bit warm, our guests enjoyed their extended tour and great food and beverages. When asked why they chose to attend Evening Roar Phillip and Lisa said they loved big cats, Jenny and Adam wanted the opportunity to see the big cats up close, Kelli and Penne were looking forward to taking the extended tour and John and Michelle were ready to take great pictures. Dates for next year’s Evening Roars are June 13 and August 15. Make sure to mark your calendars so you do not miss this awesome event.

“Why does a tiger spray?” is a question every tour guide is asked. In the wild, male tigers spray to mark their territory. By spraying they are telling other male tigers to avoid the area or risk a fight. A female tiger sprays to mark their territory but also to alert a male when she is ready to mate. At the rescue center there appears to be third reason for spraying: to watch EFRC guests behave strangely. Our tigers learn quickly if they casually walk up to the fence, turn around and raise their tail straight up in the air, humans do amusing things. They scream, they run, they jump, they laugh, they fall down and maybe even run fellow guests over. If you are visiting the center and you hear a group of people laughing, you can be assured someone has gotten sprayed. To see a picture of Max spraying, click on the link below and scroll down.

Please join us on September 19 at 5:00 pm for our annual Fall Fest. This special event includes an extended tour, a bonfire, and a hotdog and marshmallow roast. Cost for the Fall Fest is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and will shut off 48 hours before the event. Come enjoy great food, great fun and BIG CATS. Click on the link below for more information.

We are proud to announce the release of “Last Words” from New York Times bestselling author and longtime supporter of the EFRC, Michael Kortya. If one buys his book while visiting the EFRC, all proceeds will be donated to the center. Michael also turned a book signing event at the Bloomington Barnes and Noble into a fundraiser for the EFRC. Thanks to the attendees, Tigers in America, matching partners and Michael’s generosity, he raised over $7,000.00 for the center. We thank Michael for his continued support of the BIG CATS.

For all our motorcycle rider guests, please check out the 9th Annual Exotic Feline Rescue Ride. Join other EFRC supporters on a beautiful ride to the center with a tour upon arrival. Questions about the ride need to be directed to Bill Barnes at 317-223-9072. Click on the link below for more information.

A male lion is beautiful.
A male lion is majestic.
A male lion is powerful.
A male lion is magnificent.
A male lion is a living, breathing animal that deserves to live.
A male lion should never be hunted for sport.

Please include name and address of honoree in special instructions so we know who to contact about your thoughtfulness.

Thank you for your continued support!

2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
Open  10-5   Daily 
$10/adults   $5/children 12 & under
Guests are NOT permitted to touch, pet or interact with EFRC cats