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The Wild Animal Sanctuary Acquires 22,450 Acres of Land for Newly Formed Wild Horse Refuge Property

Eleven Lions Airlifted from Ukraine in Biggest Ever Warzone Rescue

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Announces Collaboration with Artist Christopher Clark


Massive Airlift to Rescue 22 Moon Bears Finally Completed


The Wild Animal Sanctuary Receives Crypto Currency Donation From Alpaca Finance To Help Rescued Animals

Nearly 100 Great Cats, Bears and Wolves Rescued from "Tiger King" Principles


2020 a Great Year for Dozens of Rescued Tigers, Lions and Wolves Finding New Life at Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary as Major Offenders Begin to Fall


Record Number of Wolves Rescued by Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary

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, caring for over 750 rescued animals including Lions, Tigers, Bears, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Wolves, Leopards, Camels, Mustangs, and many other species of animals. Established in 1980, the Sanctuary operates three locations within Colorado, and another facility in Texas, with more than 33,000 total acres for abused, abandoned and confiscated animals. 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.

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