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The Wild Animal Sanctuary currently operates three facilities within the United States. Two of the Sanctuaries are located in Colorado - and one is in Texas. 

Combined, they encompass more than Ten Thousand Acres! 


Our Sanctuaries have incredibly unique programs that rescue animals from horrific captive situations and rehabilitate them so they can live and roam freely within large natural habitats with others of their own kind.

    We currently care for more than 650 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves!


Explore our website for more information pertaining to our Sanctuaries, or about visiting and discovering the many ways you can help!

The TIGER KING Saga Continues


See The Epic Story of How Hundreds of Animals Went From Severe Confinement to Immense Freedom!


The Sanctuary - Keenesburg, CO

789-acres of natural habitats...

1.5 miles of elevated walkways...

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The Refuge - Springfield, CO

9,684-acres of natural habitats...


The Sanctuary - Boyd, TX

41-acres of natural habitats...

Currently, there are more than 25,000 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other large carnivores living outside of our zoo system in America. 


These animals can be found in people's back yards, basements, apartments, garages, roadside zoos and other terribly unnatural places. 

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There are no places for them to go other than a Sanctuary like ours where they can be given a new life free from exploitation and abuse.

The vast majority of animals we rescue have never been able to walk on grass before... or run... or even sleep on a natural substrate.

Once they have been rescued and rehabilitated, they get to live and roam freely within natural habitats for the rest of their lives.

The Sanctuary travels across America and into foreign countries around the world to rescue animals that are suffering.

Each rescued animal is rehabilitated and released into large natural habitats with others of their own kind.

Their remarkable recoveries lead to a life filled with friendship, love, freedom and joy!

Please Join Us and Change More Lives Today!

What makes the Wild Animal Sanctuary             so different than other sanctuaries around the country?


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What else makes the Wild Animal Sanctuary so different?

  • Enclosures that measure in acres - instead of square feet!

  • Large open habitats - instead of tiny cages!

  • The space to actually run & play - instead of being forced to pace back and forth!

  • Happy family units - instead of being forced to live as a single or pair!

  • Full time Veterinary staff - instead of having on-call medical help!


The Sanctuary is located just outside of Denver, CO and is open 7 days a week for visitors to come see and learn about the animals we have rescued.

Springfield, CO

The Refuge is located in Southeast Colorado near the town of Springfield.  The Refuge is not open to the general public - but Founders are able to visit the Refuge on special occasions.

Boyd, TX

The Sanctuary is located about 50 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas and is not open to the general public - however,  Active Supporters are able to visit the Sanctuary on special occasions.

Special 40-year celebration!

A wonderful book written about The Wild Animal Sanctuary and our 40 amazing years of saving lives.  Get Your Copy Now!