The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center hosted its first "Kids' Day" event in 2005, dedicated to encouraging and teaching kids how they too can become involved and contribute to endangered wild feline species preservation.
The center has always had an active interest in educating young people about its preservation programs, the importance of conservation efforts, and the benefits of housing endangered species in a captive environment. Through the years, thousands of kids have visited the center with their schools, youth-oriented organizations, family and friends. And although many kids want to help at the center or become a volunteer, volunteering and working at the center can be very dangerous, even for its adult staff, and so kids have been limited in their contributions.
Kids' Day features activities and events geared with kids in mind. The day features activity tables, face-painting, an educational animal show, and many more exciting surprises. And like the center's renowned Twilight Tour evening events, limited only to adults, Kids' Day guests will be treated to viewing the center's feline residents in a more active state as they receive enrichments ("toys") to pique their interest. Kids of all ages will be able to see what ferocious wild felines are like at playtime. Kids' Day will be a special day for kids, to allow kids to be a part of a very unique preservation center and it will give them ideas they can take from the center to help endangered species and the wild feline species preservation and conservation efforts continue.
Pictures, 2009 Kids Day: Cheryl of Wonders of Wildlife entertains the crowd , The train visits Caesar , Pony rides are popular , JJ loves his toy made by a visitor , Anny loves her toy too
Pictures, 2008 Kids Day: Face painting , Animal Show 1 , Animal Show 2 , Making enrichments , Leopard with enrichment , Train ride , Pony ride , Touch & feel , Coloring , Tiger bingo , Origami
Pictures, 2007 Kids Day: scavenger hunt winner , happy visitor , Cheryl Rendes performing animal show , Cheryl Rendes and child, with pig
Pictures, 2006 Kids Day: Visiting Caesar on the train
, Pony rides
, Pin the tail on the cat
, making enrichment items
, Caesar with his toy
, Tiger bingo
, Touch & feel
, "Wonders of Wildlife" Animal show
, Cheryl Rendes performing animal show
Charity Poker Run- 5 August 2006
Back for the 3rd year! The 2006 event was Saturday August 5. Over $1700 raised! Thanks again Starr!
Cocktail Party - 25 October 2003
A fundraising cocktail party held occasionally. More information on the Cocktail Party page.