Denver September 21, 2016
This Hidden Destination Near Denver Is A Secret Only Locals Know About
While City Park’s Denver Zoo boasts about 2 million visitors per year, the wonderful Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, sees only about 200,000 guests annually. Over the last 20 years, this incredibly unique facility has rescued more than 1,000 animals from captivity, and with over 400 large carnivores under their care, they are the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world. Visit today and see how the Wild Animal Sanctuary is rescuing, rehabilitating, and restoring health and dignity to unfortunate animals who have suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of humans. Hats off to this institution for pioneering a whole new way to view wildlife and for changing lives forever!
The Wild Animal Sanctuary offers a truly unique experience with their remarkable "Mile Into The Wild" elevated walkway, which travels over hundreds of acres of natural habitats containing hundreds of bears, tigers, lions, leopards, wolves, and other large carnivores.
Guests can see awe-inspiring views of animals like "Jake," the 2,000-pound Kodiak Grizzly Bear who was rescued from an amusement park in Florida.
The 1.5-mile long elevated walkway (which is also the longest footbridge in the world), is a monumental achievement that allows visitors to view animals in a non-threatening, non-invasive way that is as natural as possible.
The Sanctuary affords viewers an unprecedented way to experience rescued wildlife, while also allowing the animals an unprecedented amount of freedom in an environment that is spacious and comfortable.
The facility is situated on 720 acres of grassland and contains numerous structures designed and built specifically to aid in the rehabilitation and care of new and old animal rescues.
Simon enjoys a nice soak in one of the many natural lakes and ponds on site where bears and tigers love to frolic and swim.
Simon and siblings Simone and Sophie were born to a rescued tiger at the Sanctuary and will live out their days free of worry and strife.
For the first time in her life, Raven is a member of a functioning wolf pack and roams happily in a large habitat where she can enjoy pack life to her heart's content.
Raven is a female Tundra Wolf who was rescued from a "wildlife education display" in a mall in Iowa, where a man kept animals locked in cages for years on end with NO access to fresh air or sunlight.
The Sanctuary has even created an "assisted living" program where senior animals like "Yoya" can enjoy the company of other seniors of the same species in a relaxed enclosure.
After 20 years of living in small steel cages in a jean factory in Mexico, Yoya and lioness Cata were freed from their suffering and neglect and will now live out the rest of their days with loving care and dignity at the Sanctuary.
With the new 48,000-square-foot Welcome Center, visitors are afforded the same amount of space and freedom to relax and roam as the animals.
The Welcome Center boasts a restaurant, ice cream shop, gift shop, custom Catering Commissary, and more!
They also extended the elevated walkway by half a mile, across 400 acres of new habitats.
Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of "Romeo" the mountain lion or "King Arthur" the African lion?
With the new Welcome Center and walkway in the background, "Molly" and her cub explore their new surroundings for the first time under the light of a Mile High sunset.
More than a dozen bears, including Molly and her cub, were recently rescued from Ohio, and thanks to the Sanctuary and its generous supporters, she and fellow female mothers will be able to raise their young together in this spacious habitat with freedom to roam.
Visit the Sanctuary today and support their mission to rescue and care for animals who have been victimized by the Captive Wildlife Crisis.
Become an active supporter
and join the group of loyal donors who made it possible for each and every animal to have access to the very best food, medical attention and habitat space possible. (Some generous supporters even shared their divinely delicious palisade peaches with Fifi here.)
Another way you can be a part of the solution is to
become an adoptive parent, which ensures that a specific animal or species will receive the special care and supplies he or she needs to survive.
Jumanji is a black male leopard who suffered from malnourishment and infections after being rescued from a road side zoo in Ohio. Thanks to his adoptive parents, Jumanji received world-class veterinary care and a special diet that led to a full recovery! He now enjoys safety and the companionship of other leopards at the Sanctuary.
You don't have to have money to make a difference! Join the team of dedicated volunteers who donate their time to complete a wide range of daily tasks that keep the never-ending stream of animals fed, care for, and rescued.
Don't be like these idiots!
Take a minute to discover why the
Wildlife Animal Sanctuary blows any zoo out of the water!
(This tiger needs you!)
If you’re looking for another wondrous one-of-a-kind attraction near Denver, check out
The Chapel On the Rock. You will NOT be disappointed!