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Celebrate Spring at EFBC's Twilight Tour


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Obi the Serval.

Saturday evening, April 28, Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center will host the first Twilight Tour of the year, inviting guests to visit during evening hours and find out what wild cats actually do at night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person (ADULTS ONLY, no exceptions). Advance tickets are available, in limited supply, by contacting EFBC directly (661) 256-3793 or through the website for purchase. The benefit to those who take advantage of early ticket purchases is that they may enter the event half an hour early at 5 p.m.

The Twilight Tours are an integral part of EFBC's public awareness and educational programs to promote endangered species preservation and conservation. Visitors have a chance to see one of the world's largest collections of rare wild feline species during their most active period and are witness to animal behaviors not ordinarily seen during normal zoo experiences. Enrichment items, "toys," will be given to EFBC felines to pique their interest, as well as provide amusing entertainment for the center's visitors. This is the time to bring cameras and video equipment. Felines not ordinarily on exhibit to the general public will also be available for viewing. Adding to the evening's festivities, the Lancaster Rotary will provide a barbecue, a variety of sweet treats will be available at the bake sale, and guests will have a chance to win a variety of fun items at the raffle.

In 2017, EFBC's special events were very well attended. The continued support from members, adoptive parents and visiting guests, ensure completion of special projects, housing new feline residents, and ensuring EFBC's mission to save endangered wild feline species from extinction; efforts that would otherwise not be possible without such dedication.

The EFBC's Feline Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered wild feline species. The EFBC houses approximately 70 rare felines representing 18 wild feline species. Guests can visit the EFBC during its regular business hours, daily 10 to 4 p.m. (closed Wednesdays) and view large wild cats like the familiar Jaguars and Leopards as well as smaller and lesser known species like Southeast Asian Fishing Cats, Margays and many more; admission is nominal, and parking is FREE. Since 1977, through its very successful captive breeding management programs, the EFBC has been working with other zoos and facilities worldwide, in an effort to save endangered feline species from extinction. For general or Twilight Tour information please call (661) 256-3793 or log on to; also stay in touch with EFBC at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages @wildcatzoo.


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