The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a state and federally licensed zoological facility and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are the largest and oldest carnivore sanctuary in the world today. Located 30 miles northeast of Denver, in Keenesburg, Colorado, the Sanctuary is open year-round to the public to provide education about the Captive Wildlife Crisis. With over 720 acres of rural, rolling grasslands, the Sanctuary provides a forever home to more than 650 large carnivores, including Tigers, Lions, Bears, Wolves, Foxes, Jaguars, Leopards, Mountain Lions, and more.
For the past 42 years, The Wild Animal Sanctuary has responded to more than 1,000 requests from private citizens and government agencies to rescue animals from across the United States and other foreign countries around the world. The Sanctuaries resident animals are captive exotic and endangered large carnivores that have been abused, abandoned, exploited, or illegally kept. Each rescued animal is rehabilitated and released into large natural habitats with others of their own kind – with many of these animals experiencing what walking on grass feels like or even seeing other animals belonging to their same species for the first time.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary operates two facilities within Colorado, and one in Texas, totaling more than 10,500 acres of space for the animals. Learn more about The Wild Animal Sanctuary by visiting their website (WildAnimalSanctuary.org) and see how you can visit and help them save more lives.