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Audio Kiosk #11

Grizzly Cubs

To your left or to the east, is a transitional habitat. It is currently unoccupied.


Very recently and for the past year, this space was occupied by three young Grizzly Bears that were rescued from an illegal situation in Ohio when they were only 2 ½ months old. Littermates Oliver, Charity and Charlotte began their time in this enclosure, but as of late April 2021 they graduated to a full-size Grizzly Bear habitat located north of the Bolivia Lion House—that is Area #8 on the Tour Guide map.  Though everybody misses seeing these young Grizzlies, we are proud that they have now grown up enough to live a more adult life in a large-acreage habitat.  Before the three cubs, this enclosure was occupied by an adult Grizzly Bear who was caught up in a custody court case. As a result, the Sanctuary was not free to fully incorporate him into a large habitat with other Bears. However, once the court case was settled, this Grizzly, named Kody, was moved out to a large acreage habitat east of the Welcome Center. There was also a time when a white Tiger named Diego lived here before he, too, transitioned to a larger habitat also located to the east of the Welcome Center.


Kit Fox

Just ahead and to the left is a smaller enclosure in which lives one of the Sanctuary’s smallest animals—a Kit Fox named Mack. He was one of many animals rescued from the former Cricket Hollow Zoo in Iowa. Fortunately, this terrible roadside zoo was forced to close in late 2019 because of the abuse and neglect its animals were subjected to. Mack is one of a number of Kit Fox here at the Sanctuary. There are many others that are not visible to the public located near the Tiger Roundhouse. They and Mack will be moving into a large habitat at the north end of the property once its construction is complete. In the meantime, please enjoy watching this handsome young animal go about his daily routine.


Wolf Hybrids

Ahead on the left you will see a couple of smaller enclosures in which live some Wolf-dog hybrids. Sadly, in many states including Colorado, being in possession of a Wolf-dog is not illegal, which in most cases creates a difficult and often tragic situation for the animal involved. The biggest problem is that Wolf-dogs, especially ones with higher Wolf content, do not make good pets. Very often they cannot be trained and many of them liked to roam. As a result, escapes are common and people find that they have an animal they cannot control or enjoy. Sadly, about 250,000 Wolf-dogs are euthanized each year in just the United States. Most Wolf and Wolf-dog Sanctuaries are already at capacity so finding a good home for them is next to impossible. Here in Colorado, Wolf-dogs are classified as being a pet animal—even if you were to have an animal that is only 99% Wolf! The Sanctuary has rescued many Wolf-dog hybrids over the years, but for a number of reasons is no longer able to do so. With that being said, the Sanctuary rescued nearly 30 full-content Wolves in the year 2020 alone. Most of them live in large-acreage habitats at The Wild Animal Refuge in southern Colorado.



Just ahead and to the right you will see a habitat that currently houses two Arctic Wolves. This brother and sister pair, named Ajack and Sijack, came from a drive-thru Safari Park in Montréal, Canada. This facility had many Wolves and a number of them were not getting along. Realizing it could not provide the best home for these two Wolves, the Sanctuary was approached about taking them in. The Sanctuary readily agreed and now this pair of beautiful Wolves enjoys a freedom never known before.

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