Celebrating 40 Years of Saving Lives!

Have you ever wondered what it took to design, build and run the world's largest carnivore Sanctuary for more than four decades?  Or, quite possibly, would you like to learn more about the sheer determination and hard work that went into saving more than 1,000 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and many other amazing creatures' lives?

Learn more by reading the article below, which describes a nearly two year project by two dedicated authors, who decided to take on the enormous task of documenting the creation and ongoing operations of The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

 

Mark & Melanie Shellenbarger's book entitled "Forever Wild, Forever Home"  is now in print and available for purchase. 

Forever Wild, Forever Home Now Available!

 

It has been over 40 years in the making, but the wait was sure worth it!

As promised in the last Newsletter, (above) the book celebrating and describing The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s four-plus decades of rescuing and caring for large carnivores is now available.

Sanctuary volunteers Melanie and Mark Shellenbarger spent 1 ½ years writing what will quickly become the definitive look at the Sanctuary, its history, growth and gaze into the future.

Illustrated with over 100 color photographs, readers of the book will be delighted by the humorous accounts told by Sanctuary founder and Executive Director, Pat Craig, as well as be deeply moved by the incredible stories of survival, rehabilitation and rebirth undergone by many of the Sanctuary’s rescued animals.

Forever Wild, Forever Home is printed on high-quality paper and comes in both hardback and paperback and is also available as an e-book to fit every budget and reading preference.

The authors are very generously donating most of the royalties back to the Sanctuary’s animals, and each book sale also provides a return to the animals as well, so you and the animals can’t lose when you make a purchase.

Order extra copies today for yourself and for the animal lovers in your life! 

Forever Wild, Forever Home is available at the Sanctuary’s Gift Shop or through the online ordering portal below.

Book available at Aerio

The authors are very generously donating most of the royalties back to the Sanctuary’s animals, and each book sale also provides a return to the animals as well, so you and the animals can’t lose when you make a purchase.

 

Order extra copies today for yourself and for the animal lovers in your life! 


 

DESCRIPTION

Forever Wild, Forever Home invites readers to discover the magic of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, the premier large carnivore sanctuary in the world.

 

In 1980, Pat Craig rescued a baby jaguar he christened Freckles and took his first bold steps on a forty-year journey to combat the growing crisis of exotic animal captivity, abuse, and trafficking - one rescue at a time. Today more than 200 bears, 60 African lions, and 70 tigers, as well as jaguars, leopards, mountain lions, wolves, and other exotic animals, both large and small, enjoy peace, comfort, and contentment in enormous habitats on thousands of acres of The Wild Animal Sanctuary's prairie and canyonlands. Rescued from mostly horrific situations, they are survivors, with much to teach us about courage, resilience, and hope. Their lives resonate with our own.

 

With over 100 color photos, this absorbing, thoughtful, and timely narrative offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at what it is really like to care for wild carnivores. Both heartwarming and humorous, Forever Wild, Forever Home honors the nobility and wellbeing of the animals who call the Sanctuary home, and the heroic and gratifying labors of those who care for them.

 

Join Sanctuary teams on rescues of giant Alaskan Kodiak bears languishing in the Florida tropics, a lion held captive by a fortune teller in a tiny Mexican town, two big cats marooned and starving on a typhoon-ravaged island in the Pacific Ocean, and thirty-nine tigers owned by Joe Exotic, the "Tiger King" of Netflix fame. Meet Colo Colo, an angry African lion from Bolivia; Tasha Joy, a tiger who didn't know she was a tiger; the ever-busy grizzly bears, Tiny who tips the scales at 1,000 pounds and his friend Natasha; Diego, a white tiger; Jumanji, a black leopard; Lambert, a lion who finally learns to roar - and many more. Learn how the Mile into the Wild Walkway, the longest elevated pedestrian footbridge in the world, enables sky-high visitors to see wild animals in vast habitats; how staff and volunteers create cozy houses and unique playgrounds for the Sanctuary's (mostly) furry residents; and what happens when it's time for a large carnivore to visit the doctor or dentist.

 

At The Wild Animal Sanctuary, tigers chuff in greeting, bears bask under brilliantly blue skies, mountain lions purr with joy, and African lions roar in winter. The Sanctuary is often seen as the last hope for the animals who are rescued and brought here to their forever home. But the thousands of people who visit, support, work, and volunteer here know that this is the place where hope begins.

e-Book available at Amazon.com below

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