Education Program – We provide hundreds of presentations annually (both on and off site), educational tools, college and university internships, and an interactive website: We reach out to millions of interested and caring people via our web site, and our social networking sites. We also have a Visitor Education Center on our property. We give presentations to students at all age levels, and we offer outreach to universities, conservation fairs and public organizations. Government agencies and professional organizations involved with captive wildlife issues frequently seek our advice on animal care, transportation and behaviors.


Captive Wildlife Education Program

Education about the Captive Wildlife Crisis – the causes of and potential solutions to - is critically important to the alleviation of suffering endured by millions of animals worldwide.  It may sound idealistic, but The Wild Animal Sanctuary wants to change social consciousness – so that people learn to understand that captive large carnivores do not make good pets…they are not entertainment…and their skins and body parts are not products. 

The way to achieve this change in social consciousness is through Education.

Education is part of the orientation given to all visitors at the Sanctuary.  It is important that visitors understand the need for sanctuaries like ours, as well as what they can do to help alleviate the suffering of tens of thousands of captive large carnivores living in substandard conditions throughout the US. 

TWAS has an Education Center containing printed information, posters and videos about the animals, the Captive Wildlife Crisis, the kind of life we provide for our rescued animals, what and how we feed the animals, how we construct their habitats and shelters, and a whole lot more.   In addition to welcoming 80,000+ visitors each year, the Sanctuary also gives group tours to students and scouts, organizations and businesses.  Groups must schedule their tours in advance, by emailing, or by calling 303-536-0118.

The Sanctuary Speakers Bureau, made up of staff and volunteers, travels throughout Colorado’s Front Range, giving presentations to businesses, service clubs, universities and other agencies, as well as participating in town fairs and other public gatherings.  Government agencies and professional organizations involved with captive wildlife issues frequently seek our advice on the animals’ care, transportation and behaviors.   To schedule a presentation, call the Sanctuary, 303-536-0118.

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