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Phone: 303-536-0118
1946 County Road 53
Colorado 80643
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Target demographics: People who are passionate about helping animals - especially Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other majestic Creatures who are victims of the Captive Wildlife Crisis in America today.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1-200

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help build new habitat space for Lions, Tigers, Bears or other rescued animals... or assist the organization with its educational efforts.

Geographic areas served: US - Canada - Mexico - South America

Programs: Our Current Programs
Our facilities are some of the most contemporary in the nation. We build species-specific habitats ranging from 5-acres to 25-acres, and have dozens of these natural habitats spread throughout our 720 acre facility. Newly rescued animals dwell in large enclosures during their rehabilitation process in order to build groups who will ultimately have a new habitat built for them. These roomy, comfortable environments offer our rescued animals’ unprecedented freedom and more natural living spaces. All habitats have underground dens that supply temperature controlled housing; or hibernation dens; year round.
TWAS also has “The Mile Into The Wild Walkway” - a unique system of elevated cat-walks and observation platforms that allow visitors to view our rescued animals and enjoy their habitats, while reducing the animals’ exposure to humans.

The mission of The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) is to rescue and provide life-long homes for captive great cats, bears, wolves and other large carnivores, which have been abused, abandoned, exploited and illegally kept and to educate the public about causes and solutions to the dramatic plight of thousands of captive wildlife in the United States.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary has rescued hundreds and hundreds of large carnivores over the past 34 years from illegal and/or abusive situations - and provides them with large free-roaming natural habitats to live in.

The Sanctuary currently operates a 720 acre refuge for rescued animals, and provides direct education to over 80,000 people per year concerning issues relating to the Captive Wildlife Crisis in America.

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Amazing place that does great work! They save animals that have been living a horrendous life in captivity and restore them to freedom... more »
If you believe as I do that large exotic animals deserve to be treated with respect then this is the place for you. TWAS rescues abused "exotics" - lions, tigers, bears, wolves, panthers, leopards, etc. - from all over the world and brings them to their huge sanctuary in CO to live out their lives ... more »
This sanctuary is absolutely amazing. I am a Coloradoan, born and raised, but now live on the Big Island of Hawaii. I discovered this place 3 years ago on a trip to Colorado to visit family. I am so impressed with what is taking place there; giving a forever home to creatures who never asked to be ... more »
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