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This profile was last updated on 7/9/09  and contains information from public web pages.

Ray Thunderhawk

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Ray Thunderhawk, a one-time ..., 9 July 2009 [cached]
Ray Thunderhawk, a one-time owner of Thunderhawk Enterprises, an organization that housed tigers and other big cats in Brevard, was charged with conspiracy to commit armed burglary Wednesday, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.
A monthlong undercover investigation led to the arrest of 51-year-old Thunderhawk of Indialantic and Dennis Greenblatt, 27, of Palm Bay.
The owner of the swords belonged to a family that had a previous relationship with Thunderhawk.
The suspects were being held on a $750,000 bond each at the Brevard County Detention Center Wednesday night.
In 2008, Thunderhawk resolved a lawsuit involving custody of several big cats with the Central Florida Animal Reserve.
Thunderhawk, claimed that Sharon Farrar, his former girlfriend, took his corporation illegally.
Ray Thunderhawk, 51, of Indialantic planned to steal $2 million worth of swords, police say.
Ray Thunderhawk, 51, of Indialantic planned to steal $2 million worth of swords, police say.
· Ray Thunderhawk, Founder , ..., 31 May 2005 [cached]
· Ray Thunderhawk, Founder , President, Thunderhawk Enterprise Big Cat Rescue
Ray Thunderhawk to Speak at November IRAS Meeting, 11 Feb 2001 [cached]
Ray Thunderhawk to Speak at November IRAS Meeting
Ray Thunderhawk to Speak at November IRAS Meeting
Ray Thunderhawk, founder of Thunderhawk Enterprises, will be speaking at the IRAS general meeting on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Born with a unique empathy, understanding, and bond with animals, Ray began working with exotic animals at a very early age, getting involved in local zoos and other facilities. He continued working with the animals even while attending college.
Ray has worked with exotic animals for most of his life, roughly about 25 years. In that time he has been the head curator for several major facilities around the country, been on "National Geographic" and many other TV shows, has trained over 200 hands-on exotic animal handlers (whom he is proud to note that using his techniques, none have been seriously injured, a record unique in the industry), provided consulting services to many major facilities, and is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. It was Ray's vision and determination that brought him to found Thunderhawk Enterprises. He knows he can do more for the animals by being in the front lines of the fight to save these magnificent animals. His tireless efforts have already saved several lives, and he's just getting started!
Tiger Prints Plus - Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue about Ray & Gleska, 21 Nov 2006 [cached]
Ray Thunderhawk is founder of Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue.Ray was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and grew-up in a traditional Lakota home.
He has always believed all beings have a unique bond to each other.With 30 years caring for large & "exotic" animals, Ray sees that our fates are profoundly connected (humankind & large animals).Today Ray is nationally regarded as a large animal consultant.He shares his experience with his staff of volunteers and interns.He has dedicated his life to the preservation of the "great" cats (tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars).
In the photograph above, the tiger with Ray is Gleska.
Gleska is considered the cornerstone of tigers at Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue.At a few weeks old, Ray rescued Gleska from being starved to death.Gleska was born in a Missouri tiger mill that sold tigers for canned hunts to become mounted trophies/rugs.Gleska's vision was impaired and the owners thought feeding Gleska was a waste of food.In Ray's care, Gleska made history as the first big cat in the world to have successful cataract surgery.Gleska looks to Ray as her closest relative.
1. Ray has been a guest on "Ask the Vet" a national TV show.
2. He has been written up in local and national magazines and papers: "Independent Native Journal" mid July 2002, and "The Philadelphia Enquirer" August 1999 are two.
Ray Thunderhawk
LINKS, 28 Sept 2003 [cached]
Thunderhawk Enterprises, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization founded by Ray Thunderhawk which is dedicated to the preservation of the "great" cats.
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