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The Wild Animal Sanctuary

This is not a zoo. The primary mission of the TWAS is to provide a home and care for captive predators

Home to 52 Tigers, 40 African lions, 37 bears, 19 Wolves, 16 mountain lions, 8 Grizzly Bears , 4 leopards, 4 Bobcats, 4 foxes, 3 African Servals 2 Coati Mundi and a lynx.  The sanctuary also houses emus, horses, Coyote, a raccoon and a camel on a 720 acre facility. It is surreal to see these large predators running along the Colorado plains.

The mission on TWAS is “To prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or that are subject to deprivation or neglect by providing care and boarding for such animals.” The sanctuary provides a long term home for wild animals previously held in captivity and been abused, abandoned, exploited or illegally kept.

This is not a zoo. The primary mission of the TWAS is to provide a home and care for captive predators, not to display them to the public. With this mission in mind TWAS does not have the animals on display. They have the animals in large open enclosures where visitors can view the animals form raised platforms.  Some animals, like the bobcats, are not visible to visitors at all. The animals are undoubtedly happier here than in the confines of a zoo habitat and it is impressive to visit.

Additional resources from: TWAS, Colorado Tourism

You may also be interested in: Great Sand Dunes National Park, Dinosaur National Monument and
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Locations nearby include:  There are no nearby locations. This facility is fairly remote.

1946 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643
(303) 536-0118

Black Bears at The Wild Animal Sanctuary


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African Lion at The Wild Animal Sanctuary

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