Not Many Know About This Exotic Animal Sanctuary Right Here In Arizona
When traveling along Route 66, there are certain places you expect to encounter: long-abandoned attractions, decades-old diners that serve burgers and malts, some pretty strange monuments, and even a few historic sites. But an exotic animal sanctuary is one spot that you probably wouldn’t expect but is definitely worth the stop. Today, we’re going to take a look at a sanctuary that not only makes a great visit but is also making a big difference in the lives of animals!
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Keepers of the Wild is located at 13441 East Highway 66 in Valentine. Details about hours of operation, tours, and donations can be found on their website or Facebook page.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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