Established in 1980, "The Wild Animal Sanctuary" is a state and federally licensed zoological facility and a fully accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our organization operates a number of sanctuary and refuge facilities that cater to many different species of animals. Each facility is designed to provide the utmost care and attention to the animals that live within their boundaries.
From Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other types of large carnivores... to Horses, Camels, Alpacas, Yaks, Kangaroos and Ostrich... all of the animals we take in and care for have been rescued from horrific situations.
Our main Sanctuary and corporate headquarters is located outside the town of Keenesburg, Colorado, which is approximately 30 miles northeast of Denver. It is located in rural rolling grasslands and has a total of 1,214 acres and shelters more than 550 rescued animals!
In addition to our main Sanctuary near Keenesburg, we also operate another large carnivore rescue facility in southern Colorado near the Town of Springfield. "The Wild Animal Refuge" offers more than 9,743-acres of forested land and natural habitat for the rescued animals living there.
Our third carnivore facility, which is known as "The Wild Animal Sanctuary-Texas", is located near the town of Boyd, Texas. With 41-acres of natural habitats, the facility currently cares for nearly 70 animals that were rescued from similar abusive captive wildlife situations.
Finally, with our recent creation of the "Wild Horse Refuge", which offers more than 22,450 acres of freedom to Mustangs taken off of BLM rangeland in western Colorado, we are now able to help many more animals who are in dire need.
With more than 800 carnivores and other large mammals currently in our care, and owning more than 33,000-acres of land offering incredibly natural habitats, The Wild Animal Sanctuary continues to be the largest captive wildlife sanctuary in the world!