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A Birthday Present for Tippi
Tippi Hedren
 
Hi Everybody!!!!!......TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!.....I AM 88 YEARS OLD!!!!!!......WOO HOO!!!!!
 
Some of you have asked, "What do you want for your Birthday, Tippi?....Anything special?". I thought for a few minutes and said, "Yes, it would be special, but it's not for me. I've got too much' stuff! At this point in my life, I'm going to be...88!!!!!" Retirement is a four letter word as far as I'm concerned, but, you know what I would really love????....I've been rescuing the Big Cat in captivity since 1973...I have been Founder and President of the ROAR Foundation since 1983 to support The Wild Ones of Shambala. I've been in charge of raising the funds to support these magnificent Big Cats, all born in the U.S. to be sold as a pet or for financial exploitation. This has been an amazing life, one I would not change a single day for any pipe dream life of riches and elegance for anything. I've never taken a salary nor have I been paid on any level from the Roar Foundation.
  
So, this is why I'm going to ask all of you to   Yes, $88,000.00 for The Roar Foundation to support the magnificent Wild Ones at the Shambala Preserve, in my name! Tippi Hedren...You may donate any amount. You could donate, eight dollars & eighty eight cents, eight hundred eighty dollars, eighty-eight dollars, eighty-eight thousand dollars....In my name!!
 
I'm very excited about my birthday this year....because it will all be benefiting the most  important animals in my life!!!!!!
 
To those of you who responded to my last birthday request, I'm so hoping you will remember how successful that program was in benefitting the Magnificent Wild Ones.
 
 
Thank you, for reading this and acting upon it, and I'm so hoping to see all of you at Shambala this year, over and over again!!!!
 
Thank you so much, for caring!!!!!!!!....From all of us at Shambala, Animal and human!!!!!!.......We hope to see you,.... soon!!!!!
 
With love for the Wild Ones. .......
 
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Tippi Hedren
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve
www.shambala.org
Photo by Bill Dow  Photo © The Roar Foundation
 
The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve, PO Box 189, Acton, CA 93510

In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood—the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie—tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time . . . now with a foreword by Melanie Griffith

For decades, Tippi Hedren’s luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen, enchanting moviegoers and cementing her position among Hollywood’s elite—beauty and star power that continue to endure. For too long Hedren’s story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. Now, Hedren sets the record straight, recalling how a young and virtuous Lutheran girl from small-town Minnesota became a worldwide legend—as one of the most famous Hitchcock girls, as an unwavering animal activist, and as the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie star daughter Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter.

For the first time, Hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock, the benefactor who would become a repulsive and controlling director who contractually controlled her every move. She speaks openly about the dark pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and finding the courage she needed to break away.

Hedren’s incandescent spirit shines through as she talks about working with the great Charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, her experiences on some of the most intriguing and troubling film sets—including filming Roar, one of the most dangerous movies ever made—and the struggles of being a single mother—balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter—and her commitment to helping animals.

Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman’s remarkable life no celebrity aficionado can miss.

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The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve, PO Box 189, Acton, CA 93510
The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve
 
   
May your holidays be as beautiful as the Wild Ones we admire and cherish_ from all of us at the Shambala Preserve and the Roar Foundation.
 
 
The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve, PO Box 189, Acton, CA 93510
 
 

THE ROAR FOUNDATION SHAMBALA PRESERVE

The Roar Foundation, which I founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, exists solely to support The Shambala Preserve. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals. Huge numbers of exotic dangerous animals are bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes. Private ownership presents a grave danger to the public and is cruel and unfair to these animals. More stringent legislation is needed to prohibit breeding and selling. We are actively involved in legislating this on federal and state levels.

Prior to 1983 I had been rescuing the exotic felines since 1972. Up to the present, The Shambala Preserve has given sanctuary to over 235 exotic felines - lion, tiger, cougar, black and spotted leopard, serval, bobcat, Asian leopard cat, snow leopard, cheetah, lynx, tigon, liger and African elephant. All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by authorities, such as California Fish and Game, U.S. Department of Agriculture, SPCA and Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private citizens who realize they have purchased an animal they can no longer handle.

The exotic cat trade is a huge business. According to US. Fish and Wildlife it is on a par with illegal drugs. Once an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here for the remainder of its life. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject them to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their lives with care, understanding and dignity. Each has the best human, nutritional, medical, emotional and mental care possible.

There are many ways you can support The Roar Foundation: become a Member of the Roar Foundation, Adopt a Wild One, provide an item from the Shambala Wish List; attend a Safari Tour: visit The Trading Post, become a volunteer, attend one of our hugely popular and unique Sunset Safaris, and for a truly memorable experience, spend an entire night in one of Shambala’s authentic African Tents! All of these help to further Shambala’s educational efforts and support our mission. One special weekend a month, we hold the Safaris where Shambala opens the gates to the public for a small admission fee (by reservation only). All guests must be 18-yrs or older. Please come visit us and support our beautiful Wild Ones.

Shambala is a Sanskrit word that means: “A Meeting Place of Peace and Harmony for all Beings, Animal and Human.”

Tippi Hedren
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve

 

 


Cyrus, Xhosa and Zoe

Shambala is home to over 40 big cats: lions, tigers, cougars, black and spotted leopards, servals, bobcats, and Asian leopard cats, who live out their lives at Shambala. All have come to the Preserve after confiscation by authorities such as California Fish and Game, the United States Department of Agriculture, the ASCPA, and various Humane Societies. They are from roadside zoos and private citizens who realize that they have purchased an animal that they can no longer handle. The exotic cat trade is a huge business, just under illegal drugs, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife.


Jazzy and Tabbi


Alexander

Once an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject our animals to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their lives with love and dignity. Each "Wild One" has the best human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental care possible.

There are many ways you can support The Roar Foundation: you can "Join Our Pride" by becoming a member, become a "Wild Parent" through our adoption program, donate an item from our Wish List, attend a Safari Tour or an exclusive Sunset Safari, visit the Trading Post, volunteer, and for a truly memorable experience, an overnight Safari in one of our African tents!


Savannah

For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen, enchanting moviegoers and cementing her position among Hollywood's elite-beauty and star power that endure to this day. For too long Hedren's story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. Now, in Tippi (William Morrow; hardcover; $28.99; on-sale: 11/1/16) Hedren sets the record straight, recalling how a young and virtuous Lutheran girl from small-town Minnesota became a worldwide legend-as one of the most famous “Hitchcock girls,” as an unwavering animal activist, and as the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie star daughter Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter.For the first time, Hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock, the generous benefactor who would become a repulsive and controlling director who contractually controlled her every move for many years. She speaks openly about the dark pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and how as a single mother while shielded her daughter from her struggles on and off Hitchcock's set.Difficult as her experiences with Hitchcock were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar-a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers that has become one of the most notorious film productions of all time. Including never before revealed details about the unbelievable making of the movie, Tippi describes how what began as a simple movie about big cats evolved into a sprawling, dangerous endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives, including hers and her family's, at risk. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big cats preserve, Shambala. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion-to her daughter Melanie, to her animal rights activism, to her humanitarian relief work overseas, and to her art.Hedren's incandescent spirit shines through as she talks about working with the great Charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, her experiences on some of the most intriguing and troubling film sets-including filming Roar, one of the most dangerous movies ever made-and the struggles of being a single mother-balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter-and her commitment to helping animals.Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman's remarkable life no fan can miss.

An Evening with Chris Gallucci Nov 19 661-268-0380
 
 
 
The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve, PO Box 189, Acton, CA 93510
 
 
 
 
The Roar Foundation - The Shambala Preserve
   
A Birthday Present for Tippi
Hi Everybody!!!!!......I'm having a Birthday on January 19, which is in about four days!!!!......So many people have asked me, 
"What do you want for your Birthday Tippi? Anything special?" I thought for a few minutes and said, "Yes, I know what I want - and it would be special. But it's not for me.It was such a special idea I thought I'd share it with you. You see, I've got too much 'stuff' at this point in my life, and I'm going to be...86!!!!!......Retirement is a four letter word as far as I'm concerned, but, do you know what I would really love????....I've been rescuing the Big Cat since 1973...I have been Founder and President of the ROAR Foundation since 1983 to support The Wild Ones of Shambala. I've been in charge of raising the funds to support these magnificent Big Cats, all born in the U.S. to be sold as a pet or for financial exploitation. This has been an amazing life, one that I would not change a single day of for any pipe dream life of riches and elegance. I've never taken a salary nor have I been paid on any level from the Roar Foundation. 
"IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!"

Last January 9, 2015, I submitted to a 10 hour operation on the vertebrae in my neck. I had seen my MD to stop my constant headaches.  He looked at the MRI and said...."How are you holding up your head???"....I said, "What"? He repeated the question and showed me the evidence of the problem existed in the vertebrae in my neck.  Next minute, I was in the Hospital.....The day after the  operation my truly brilliant Dr. Kavenfar explained it would take a full year before I would be feeling well, and for the anesthesia to leave my body. For 8 to 9 months I would have to wear a Miami neck brace (really attractive) 24/7, yes that means, day and night for at least eight months. After that, it would take another several months for my vertebrae to heal. I still wear the brace at night. Actually it makes me feel secure and safe.
 
I'm telling you all of this because I'm feeling better. However, this is why you haven't been seeing very much of me the past year. I tried working, several times, but found it exhausting - as much as I didn't want to believe my MD about that long year it would take take for me to feel good again. And I have to remember, I AM beginning the last half of my eighties!!!!!  I keep forgetting that!!!!!
 
So, this is why I'm going to ask all of you to help me raise $86,000. One thousand dollars for each of my 86 years!!!!! Yes, $86,000 for The Roar Foundation to support the magnificent Wild Ones at the Shambala Preserve, thru the ROAR FOUNDATION in my name...Tippi Hedren!! You could donate any amount, eight dollars, eight hundred dollars, eight thousand dollars, eighty-six thousand dollars....What ever you choose....In my name!! And, we'll put your name on the Birthday Card for Tippi's Birthday Fund!! Just think, you wouldn't have to shop, choose or wrap a present and your gift will be used to keep the magnificent Wild Ones of Shambala in the perfect life to which they have become accustomed, and are so deserving!!!!!
 
I'm very excited about my birthday this year....because it will all be benefiting the most  important animals in my life!!!!!!
 
Thank you for reading this and acting upon it....I'm so hoping to see all of you at Shambala this year, over and over again!!!!
 
With so much love for the Shambala Wild Ones,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tippi Hedren
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve
www.shambala.org
 
P.S. I had a wonderful dream last night.....An amazing Angel sent $86,000 in the form of a beautiful check made out to The Roar Foundation for The Shambala Wild Ones.......
 
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Celebrating with Louie and Shur-Kan
 
Photos © Bill Dow
 
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Zeus
 
LION KING ZEUS
                                       
Today, December 18, 2015, Shambala's magnificent, cherished Lion King, Zeus, left us in body, forever. His life had been taken too soon, ravaged by a cancer that could not be controlled by us mortals. It is the design of the Wild Exotic Feline to disguise all physical imperfections, because of the instinctual dictates in their species to take out any animal because of old age, illness or physical
impairment. Because of those facts, we are often left with the fact that there is nothing that can be done to save, or cure the animal, regardless of how much we love and care about them.
 
When I went over to see Zeus in mid-morning, I saw him lying on the porch of one of his dens, which are embedded with the warmest, soft grass hay a lion could ever desire. Close to the fencing in the enclosure next to him were lions, Zoe and Cyrus, side by side, as close to Zeus as they could get. It was like they were keeping vigilance. The sight made me feel uneasy, apprehensive. Later, in mid afternoon, we were notified that our Veterinarian, Dr. Gay Naiditch, had arrived.
 
We, Chris Gallucci, the Shambala Staff, Trudy Farley, Dr. Gay Naiditch and I, stood around Zeus as we said our silent farewells. Each of us thinking of the uniqueness of the fascinating being who now lay still before us. Zeus was truly loved and admired for his "magnificentness". He was truly 'The Lion King'. He was physically the perfect lion, unusually large, statuesque, the handsome strong face, his amber Lion eyes, gentle but strong. The luxurious blond, mixed with dark hairs in his huge mane flowing as he would run across his territory to greet us, his worshipers, those who admired him, and who cared for him. No matter what the relationship each of us had with Zeus, the feelings about him are strong and defined. He seemed to be benevolent towards every one of us, except for one member of the staff, Greg, with whom Zeus would become violent when he caught sight of him. We could never understand or discover any reason for this attitude, since the man was dedicated to the care and love for the animals. Shambala was not the first place at which he had been employed, with excellent references, and he had been with us for several years. We can only surmise Zeus had been treated very badly by a human in the past. This characteristic has been witnessed in other Wild Ones we have rescued, most recently with Patrick, our gentle, gloriously, magnificently memorable Liger, who would display a frightening degree of anger at the sight of Rafael! After researching Patrick's history, I discovered Rafael resembled the man who had beaten him on a regular basis at the roadside zoo where Patrick lived outside of Chicago, before being rescued and brought to the Shambala Preserve. Both of these men were the focus of a wild emotion which none of us caused, that we cannot truly explain. I'm telling all of you this to give you an indication of how complicated is the journey on which we have embarked since the early seventies.     
 
We can only feel grateful that both Zeus, Patrick, and the entire Wild Ones' population of Shambala have had the best of care, love and affection!!!.....Watching Zeus running to Chris, his mane flowing in the wind, to say hello to his great friend was an absolute joy!!!  Of course, this was a daily, sometimes several times a day ritual, to be enjoyed and revered, by Chris, Zeus, and those of us lucky to be witnesses.  Zeus would run to me, as well, but not with the same excitement as with Chris. Albeit, I was always honored!!!!..... Our staff has special feelings about each of the animals, however all receive the same loving, professional care and understanding they deserve.
 
Zeus will be greatly missed by all of us, the Shambala staff, his Wild Parents, our Safari guests, and the members of The Roar Foundation, who have joined our "Pride". We will all miss the sight of him, his magnificent ROAR, from which I would awaken during the night with a very special feeling of joy to realize how fortunate I have been to know the beings on the Shambala Preserve, and to be able to recognize the Roar of Zeus.
 
When Christmas approaches next year, on December 18, 2016 we will all be thinking of that day, that day our magnificent Lion King went away forever, in body only, because his Spirit will be with all of us, forever!!!
 
To you, our magnificent Lion, Zeus!!!!! Thank you, from all of your admirers for these amazing memories. You are so beloved that you will live in our hearts forever....
 
Long Live Zeus!!!!!... Shambala's Lion King!!!!!
 
                   Tippi Hedren
 
 
 
Zeus
Born July 7, 1999....A Glorious life until December 18, 2015
 
Zeus arrived at The Shambala Preserve on July  6, 2002, from a family in Huntsville, Texas, who felt Zeus should be living in a place with more room and surrounded by his own kind. How fortunate for us, and him, they chose The Shambala Preserve for this amazing lion to live out his life!!!!!......Our thanks to that family, Zeus has been a force to remember!!!!!
 
 
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Trinity Wishes You a Merry Christmas
 
 
A Christmas Message From Tippi
 
 
How wonderful our world would be if everyone, everywhere, could be as peaceful as we are
here at Shambala.

At this wonderful time of the year, I want to thank you for helping us make this beautiful place possible. We hope you will continue your support for the magnificent Exotic Felines we have rescued.  Please visit us at our afternoon and evening Safaris,  "Adopt a Wild One", and attend other events during the year. You are very important to us!

      Our Holiday Wish for all of you, is a peaceful, loving, bountiful Christmas Holiday!!!!
With all the love the season deserves, 

 

        From the Shambala Staff, the magnificent beings who live out their lives in "peace and harmony for all beings, Animal and Human",
         and me, Tippi!

 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a great year!!!
 

Tippi Hedren
President The Roar Foundation
The Shambala Preserve
(661)268-0380


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