Roaring Good Time with Wild Cats

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As the year purrs on, so do the opportunities to support the rescue and rehabilitation of animals. Every summer, those who love wild cats can take part in a special Twilight Tour of the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Conservation Center in Rosamond. More than 70 felines live at the center, representing 19 species, including: tiger, jaguar, fishing cat, serval, pallas’ cat, black-footed cat, ocelot, bobcat, Canada lynx, Geoffroy’s cat, margay, jaguarundi, jungle cat, cougar, leopard cat, sand cat, clouded leopard, snow leopard, and three subspecies of leopards. To see a list of cats currently on the premises, go to the website, CatHouse-fcc.org/cats.

Twilight Tour
On Saturday, June 30, a limited number of adults (over the age of 18) are able to visit the center during evening hours to find out what these wild cats do at night. For instance, they’ll learn unusual facts, such as which cat practically lives in the water and which can walk upside down in jungle trees. Guests can see one of the world’s largest collections of rare wild feline species during their most active time of day – night – which means they tend to see behaviors not typically seen at a daytime animal park visit. Visitors also have access to a greater part of the compound during the Twilight Tour.

The event is Saturday, June 30 from 5-8 p.m. and tickets are $20. Bring cash for the bake sale and a barbeque hosted by the Rotary Club. Anyone can take part in a raffle and witness other surprises, as animals interact with various foods and “toys.”

Fabulous Feline Follies
On Saturday, August 11 EFBC will hold its largest fundraiser of the year. The Fabulous Feline Follies 2018 will include dinner, a live animal show, silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Hand-painted collectible glasses will be sold also, and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. and dress is casual.

The first prize in the raffle is $1,000 and the winner does not have to be present. If you have items to donate for the auction, call or email the center.

The EFBC Feline Conservation Center is located at 3718 60th Street in Rosamond. For more information, call 661-256-3793 or visit WildCatZoo.org.