The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg

4.5
#4 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
Specializing in the rescue and care of large predators that have been mistreated, The Wild Animal Sanctuary provides a safe place for these majestic creatures, as well as a spot where people can visit them. The impressive center boats 290 hectares (720 acres) of lush grassland, providing ample room for its hundreds of resident animals to roam. View lions, bears, tigers, wolves, and more from the sanctuary's "Mile into the Wild" observation walkway, which stretches above their habitats to cause minimum disruption and discomfort to these territorial animals. As the walkway is elevated, you may want to bring a jacket for protection from the wind. Open 7 days a week at 9:00 a.m. Closing at sunset. Please check website for more information. Plan your visit to The Wild Animal Sanctuary and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Keenesburg journey builder site.
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  • An awesome experience and beautiful facility. Can tell how well cared for every animal is. The volunteers have so much knowledge. Marilyn was amazing, so informative and answered our many curious...  more »
  • This is how I spent Mothers Day. It was great to get outdoors! Nonprofit—-Educational, informative, some incredible stories. They have 45 Tigers from the Oklahoma compound, from Joe’s place “Tiger....  more »
  • The Sanctuary is all about the rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for wild animals and although they have a lovely welcome center, gift shop, jumbo video screen, etc...this is a serious venture so...  more »
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  • Freaking amazing place! Plan to come back. You likely won’t see enough on just one day. Our kids got tired after 3-4 hours. So we came back the next day for a few hours. Foxes, coyotes, bobcats, lions, tigers, bears, etc, all treated well, cared for, well fed. Great to see them have space to roam and live closer to normal lives (these once caged animals can never be truly wild). Wonderful volunteers. The cafe is worth a visit.
  • This is a very large place to visit. Plan on all day, to visit. You will learn a lot about, wild animals. We saw, red foxes, lions, bears, wolves, and more. You will walk on steel grates walk-ways, up high over the grounds above the animals.
  • It was fun seeing animals in a more open environment! There’s a lot of walking, so be prepared for that! Otherwise, it’s a good time! Unless you have something with a far zoom, you may not see most of the animals, but some of them are close or underneath the walkway so at least you’ll get to see some animals up close.
  • Amazing the changes they have done over the years. Love this place.
  • Great place to take the kiddos. We had a great time. Even my 3 year old who was “scared of the lions” at first enjoyed herself. Great fun!

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