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SOLD OUT!!! Meerkat Encounter: A Tour of Fellow Earthlings' Wildlife Center

  • Jun 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Please Make Note of Pleasure Palate Attendance Policies and our 3 Strikes Rule by clicking here before RSVP-ing to this Event. Cancelling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike even if you had pre-paid for the event. 3 Strikes and You're Out!

Please Note: Read ALL the directions BELOW BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) The cost per person for this event is $26.00. Send your payment via PayPal to: [masked]

2) Once I confirm your payment, I will move you to 'Yes'.

3) I will refund your money up to a week before the event starts. After that, no more refunds, since this is an extremely limited admission event. The max I'm allowed to bring are 3 others besides myself.

4) Because admission is very limited, I am not allowing you to bring any guests. Only PP members in good standing can attend this event.

5) The tour starts at 1:30 PM, but Morongo Valley is about a 2 hour drive from LA. So I am arranging for a carpool in a TBD location in LA. If you carpool, please give your designated driver at least $20 (or more) to reimburse for gas and car maintenance.

6) We are leaving at 10:30 AM so we can eat at a restaurant on the way to see the meerkats. This way we aren't starving while playing with the meerkats. The restaurant is TBD, but bring $25 for your portion of the bill.

6) We can spend up to two hours touring the facility and playing with the meerkats.

I am at the point in my life where I am no longer content seeing animals behind zoo cages or from a distance. I want to interact with animals and be able to pet, play or feed them. I have known about the meerkats at Fellow Earthlings for several years now. The problem is you have to send them money in advance before you can make a tour appointment. Well, I finally gave in and sent them the payment because I want to be able to play and take photos of those damnably adorable meerkats. I can bring along up to 3 other PP members to join me.












From their website:

"Founded in 1989, Fellow Earthlings' Wildlife Center is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We are the only privately licensed facility that specializes in caring for meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Situated in the high desert of California, just 25 minutes from world-famous Palm Springs and two hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, our location was carefully chosen for its climate, which most closely replicates that of the meerkats' native habitat in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa.

Surprisingly, meerkats are one of the most strictly regulated animals in the world. We hold licenses and permits from California Fish and Game, U.S.D.A., and Fish and Wildlife Service. The animals come to us from accredited zoos and are placed here for a variety of reasons: The meerkats may be orphaned, injured, old, sick, or the previous facility has simply run out of room and can no longer care for them. The meerkats that are placed with us are given life-long homes at Fellow Earthlings' Wildlife Center, Inc.

You and up to three of your guests can have a private, two-hour interactive experience with the meerkats through our Adopt a Meerkat Program. You can feed, photograph, and play with all of the meerkats at our Center. Our wee rascals will enjoy taking treats from your hand, sitting in your lap, untying your shoelaces, and peeking in your pockets."

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  • Toni

    Should I PayPal you the deposit in case someone cancels?

    May 1, 2013

    • Robert

      Toni, I would hold off for now. You are first on the Wait List, so if someone decides to drop out, I will notify you to send your payment.

      1 · May 1, 2013

  • Chrissy

    damn you i was going to schedule something.

    April 30, 2013

    • Robert

      Blame the meerkats for being too cute to resist.

      April 30, 2013

    • Geraldine

      they are too cute to resist and I am happy I am going yeah

      May 1, 2013

  • Nancy F

    OMG! Those are my favorite animals of all!!! I've had a poster of them in my office for a zillion years...

    April 30, 2013

  • Chrissy

    honestly I was just coming to meetup to schedule a San Diego weekend. ah well......glad to do this!

    April 30, 2013

    • Robert

      Haha! I was planning to visit San Diego for a day that weekend as well. Its not easy scheduling an event with this place though - they offered me 2 dates for the tour, so I just chose this one.

      April 30, 2013

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