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TIGER KING's Animals at Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park Rescued and Rehomed


The Wild Animal Sanctuary Rescues 17 Lions, Tigers and Hybrids and Two Brown Bears from Notorious Roadside Zoos

"Miss America," "Miss Montana" and Other Rescued Grizzlies Win Big Upon Being Released Into Their Unparalleled New Home at Colorado Refuge


Morbidly Obese Asiatic Black Bear Finds New Life at Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary

Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Rescues a Record 204 Animals in 2019

Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Opens First 35-Acre Habitat at New 9,000-Acre Refuge as 300-Acre Habitat Being Built


About The Wild Animal Sanctuary

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, located near Keenesburg, Colorado, is the largest and oldest nonprofit carnivore sanctuary in the world, with over 600 rescued animals including Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, Leopards and other large carnivores. Established in 1980, the Sanctuary operates two locations within Colorado, and manages one facility in Texas, with more than 10,000 total acres for abused, abandoned and confiscated carnivores. The Wild Animal Sanctuary specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating, and providing captive wildlife with a forever home within large acreage natural habitats so they can roam freely and live with others of their own kind.


Our Mission

  • To prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or were subject to deprivation or neglect, by providing care and boarding.


  • To rescue and provide life-long homes for large, exotic and endangered captive wild animals and to educate the public about the causes of and solutions to the world’s captive wildlife crisis.