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Wild Animal Sanctuary

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2999 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643-4209
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HWHDKT wrote a review Oct 15
Parker, Colorado390 contributions52 helpful votes
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My wife took me here as a surprise for an outing as she knows I love animals and I must say this place greatly exceeded my expectations and the work they do is incredible. It is ~ 100 acres of land used to permanently/temporarily provide homes for these animals many of which come from terrible circumstances. Some of the information signs outright anger me in regards to how people can mistreat animals. We saw a variety of animals, which can be hit and miss, as I stress this is not a zoo so they are in a more natural habitat and may or may not be visible as I heard some people whining about not seeing enough animals. We saw a ton from Foxes, Jaguar, Bears, Hyenas, Wolves, Coyote, Tigers, Lions, Mountain Lions, Lynx, Camels, Buffalo and some I am sure I failed to mention. Again not a Zoo. #1 TIP - TAKE BINOCULARS and a decent camera as many will be distance shots. I used my iPhone which was fine for us but some may want closer up shots You will be viewing from the walking bridge which is awesome so you can look down and not disturb them. Just awesome. It is around ~3miles round trip on the walking bridge. Also not the adult entry fee $30 + a mandatory Donation (u choose the amount) that goes to the park. We went on a Thursday and there were no crowd of any kind at 10 am it was awesome Again take Binoculars if nothing else. TIP #2 MAKE IT A POINT TO CONSISTENTLY LOOK DOWN DIRECTLY OVER THE RAIL WE DISCOVERED MANY THAT WERE NEAR THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BRIDGE AND WOULD MISS THEM IF NOT LOOKING STRAIGHT DOWN.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mary Y wrote a review Oct 12
Colorado Springs, Colorado38 contributions12 helpful votes
I can't say enough about the sanctuary's dedication to the rescue of wild animals. These animals, after rescue from horrible conditions, now have a wonderful life of freedom from abuse. The reception area is a treat and bronze life-size animals abound. There is a gift shop and a snack bar. Bring good shoes; you will walk a lot on an elevated walkway to observe the animals. Volunteers are plentiful for questions and just plain friendliness (and probably to stop idiots from throwing stuff over the rail and yelling). The reason for the elevated walkway is so the animals are not stressed with us animals staring at them! If we are above them, it is not stressful for them. There are heated dens made from concrete culverts, waterfalls and pools. Just a huge successful effort to approximate the wild. The tiger roundhouse is especially interesting. The price is $30 pp and worth every penny. We ended up adopting a baby grizzly; they send you a certificate of adoption, a framed pic and the history of your animal. AMAZING! I believe they have all the tigers from Joe Exotic. I wish these types of sanctuaries were all over.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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KARIN D wrote a review Oct 5
135 contributions39 helpful votes
I first started visiting this wonderful world of wildlife that are given a second chance in life. These animals are rescued from deplorable situations and taken to this heaven on earth for all of God's creatures. I was so taken with Pat's story and why he does what he does. I am for this 100% and donate monthly. It's not much, but every dollar goes towards this meaningful cause. I cry when I read all the stories of what it takes to save them. My heart goes out to Pat and all his staff. They are non-profit and all monies go towards saving our beautiful animals who have suffered so much under mankind's hands.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Icarus4335 wrote a review Sep 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado260 contributions48 helpful votes
This was excellent and we were able to view nearly all of the rescued animals. You should definitely bring good walking shoes and I would also suggest binoculars. The walkway only cuts through some of the enclosures, so others are quite a distance away. If you want to be able to see those animals, binoculars would help. Even though the walkway is only about 1.5 miles each way, it will probably take several hours since you stop to look at animals and read about them in the tour guide. Make sure you bring water on hot days too.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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drmattbuffalo wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado2 contributions
Some reviewers complain about cost, the walking, and weather. However, I encourage you to shift your perspective. This incredible and nurturing sanctuary was not built for humans--it was built for the animals. We are fortunate to witness these magnificent creatures in huge open spaces more like their natural habitats. It is not a zoo. So, bring your walking shoes, match your clothing to the weather, and donate a few dollars to keep this awesome gift going.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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