Return to visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary (Keenesburg, Co)

What I would like to do is give those who would like to come and see the animals at their feeding time and the sunset for the animal calls.

I'll be there from 10 AM to 1 PM go have lunch then I'll be back around 3:30 for those who would like to come out for the rest of the evening. It's a good cause and there is a lot to photograph.

See you soon

Don

Feeding of the animals-Sunset for the animal calls.

Come ye of all ages to see Lions, Tigers, Bears, Cougars, Leopards, Mountain Lions, Wolves, Servals, Bobcats, Lynx, Foxes, Coyote, Coati Mundi, Horses, Emu, Camel, Alpaca, Cats, Dogs, Parrots and other Birds living in a protected environment replicating their natural state. These animals may be swimming in a lake, lying beneath a tree, frolicking along acreage or surveying amongst the tall grass. Don't forget your binoculars, camera and video camera. Most visitors stay 2-3 hours.


The Wild Animal Sanctuaryis a 720-acre animal sanctuary located near Keensburg, Colorado. The sanctuary specializes in rescuing and caring for large predators which are being ill-treated, for which their owners can no longer care, or which might otherwise be euthanized. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a state and federally licensed zoological facility.


Created in 1980, the Wild Animal Sanctuary has helped over 1,000 animals since it first opened. As of 2012, it was home to over 290 animals. The stated mission of the sanctuary is "to rescue captive large carnivores who have been abused, abandoned, illegally kept or exploited; to create for them a wonderful life for as long as they live; and to educate about the causes and solutions to the Captive Wildlife Crisis." The sanctuary states that there are many large carnivores living outside the zoo system in the United States, including 4000 or so tigers living as pets in Texas alone, and many of these come from the black market trade in exotic animals.


Map to the facility (Don't trust Google): http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/visitors/map.html


http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/


http://www.facebook.com/#!/Wild.Animal.Sanctuary


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Animal_Sanctuary


http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21735120/colorado-taking-lions-bears-from-ohio-man-who

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  • midge g.

    It was very Hot there....and still, I really enjoyed it, bring snax, I have been there before, and they keep improving it...its like walking out on a pier and the animals are below...

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Dorothea

    I am going there in a couple of weeks. When is the best time of the day to go? Afternoon or morning?

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice pics Don!

    July 6, 2013

  • Don

    I do apologize for being late. Had a good time with those who came later in the afternoon. :0)

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't find the group (we were 10 min late), but my friend and I had a good time. Thanks Don for organizing it!

    July 6, 2013

  • Michelle

    it was a really nice park....animals were kinda hiding or sleeping since it was hot...

    July 6, 2013

  • Don

    Folks, I'm going to be a bit late. This weekend took its toll on me in many ways...but I'll be there and so will the animals!

    July 6, 2013

  • Tatianna G.

    That's a long ways off, but, if I'm in town, I'll be happy to go.

    July 5, 2013

    • Don

      It's today

      July 6, 2013

  • Joyce

    Just saw that there is an option in the afternoon so I will be there at 4pm.

    July 6, 2013

  • Joyce

    Can't make it anymore, sorry!

    July 6, 2013

  • Brigitte C.

    I (and one guest) will not be able to attend tomorrow. Maybe next time if there is one; and thank you for putting the tour together.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love this place - wish I could join you!

    July 5, 2013

  • Diane E. D.

    I will be there at 3:30. Thanks for the option.

    July 5, 2013

  • Michelle

    is there a fee?

    July 4, 2013

  • Brigitte C.

    Wow, thanks Don! My husband and I love to come from 3:30 to 6pm. How does the visit work? Do you stay in your car or go to a special viewing area? My first time, so excited to see these animals.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've already made plans to get there for the 10AM feeding as originally stated.

    July 2, 2013

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