The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a state and federally licensed zoological facility and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are located outside of Keenesburg, Colorado, 30 miles northeast of Denver, on 720 acres of rural, rolling grasslands, sheltering more than 450 large carnivores! TWAS is the largest and oldest sanctuary of its kind in the World.
For the past 38 years, TWAS has responded to more than 1,000 requests from private citizens and government agencies to rescue animals from across the United States and other countries. Our resident animals were abandoned, abused, kept illegally or were victims of other terrible situations