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MARCH 2016 ENEWS
MARCH 2016 ENEWS
Mar 3, 2016
NEW RESIDENTS AT THE EFRC
EFRC staff is excited to announce the arrival of three tigers to their forever home at the rescue center. On February 16, a rescue crew headed towards Gum Spring, Virginia to pick up Beaux, male white tiger, Hope, female white tiger and Suzanna, female orange tiger. Travel was not easy due to the ice storm that was occurring on the east coast. The 9-hour trip turned into a long and slippery 13-hour drive. Upon arrival, the crew found three tigers living in small but very clean enclosures. Fortunately, the tigers were in transport cages and ready to head home.
Beaux is the youngest being only 14 months old. He is playful and sweet. Hope is a beautiful five-year-old white tiger. Unfortunately she does not have a tail due to an injury she suffered recently. Suzanna is the oldest of the three at 14-years-old. Her personality is similar to many tigers; one minute she is chuffing, the next minute she is growling.
At this time, Suzanna is the only one on the public tour. She is located in the temporary enclosure next to the merchandise building. Beaux is located in our ‘field’ area and Hope is housed near the public tour but is not visible.
Please click on the link to see photos of the tigers’ arrival.
CAMP ROAR 2016
CAMP ROAR 2016 registration is now open and we are proud to announce the first ever CAMP ROAR for 12-15 year old children. July 6 and 13 sessions are for the 8-11year old campers and July 20 will be for 12-15 year old children. 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, a simulated rescue of BIG CATS, 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.
RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE 5K
Please join us on May 21, 2016 for our Run Through the Jungle 5K. There will be live music, snacks and an awesome t-shirt. Registered runners and walkers will also receive an EFRC free pass. Registration is now open. Please click on the link below to join the fun.
TONY STEWART FOUNDATION
The Tony Stewart Foundation has been a great supported of the EFRC over the years. The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to provide grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. Well-qualified charities must (a) be a non-profit organization operating within the United States and classified as 501(c)(3); (b) provide its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number; (c) have been fully operational a minimum of two (2) years; and (d) fully meet the guidelines & mission statement of The Tony Stewart Foundation. Last year the EFRC applied for and received a Grant Accelerator Award to renovate an old cougar enclosure (extending it higher with climbing platforms and rebuilding the small part) for the leopards George and Rodney.
Thank you for your continued support!
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