Keepers of the Wild

Rating: 4.98 stars   42 reviews


13441 E. Highway 66 Valentine AZ 86437 USA


Keepers of the Wild is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the protection of abused, neglected, abandoned and retired captive wildlife. To provide the best standard of care and help enforce the humane treatment of all animals. The preservation and protection of wildlife and the environment is paramount in our goals. Through education and public awareness we seek to alleviate all animals suffering and help eliminate use of wild animals as pets and their exploitation in show business. Keepers of the Wild provides a permanent home and true sanctuary to all the animals it rescues.


Keepers of the Wild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is currently home to over 140 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies. Animals placed at Keepers of the Wild can depend on a safe and life-long home. Keepers of the Wild has a strict "No Breeding" policy with a special focus on advocacy, education and protection. Keepers of the Wild has built a solid reputation throughout its 18 year history. Keepers of the Wild is an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and was awarded a National Charity Seal for meeting the highest standards of charity accountability from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Keepers of the Wild has built a base of loyal supporters, been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards for excellence in animal care, and earned the highest ratings with charity watchdogs including Guidestar, Great Nonprofits, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The sanctuary is fully licensed by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), the United States Dept. of the Interior (U.S.D.I.), the Department of Wildlife, and Arizona Fish & Game. Keepers of the Wild has received numerous commendations and awards including Nevada Wildlife Federation, the S.P.C.A., the Humane Society and Arizona Attorneys' & Sheriffs' Association. Keepers of the Wild is an internationally recognized sanctuary and has been featured on a number of local, national and international educational film projects, documentaries, news broadcasts, articles and magazines including National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery, the History Channel, Anderson Cooper, Montel Williams, The O'Reilly Factor, Smithsonian Magazine, Route 66 Magazine, Chronicle of Philanthropy , U.S. Journal and many others. Most recent appearances include PBS, Furthest From the Wild, Billy Connolly’s Route 66, HDNet World Report, and AAA Highroads.


Protect and care for exotic animals that have been either neglected or abused.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Happily I have never needed the services of the ALDF for a personal animal issue. But I have watched them grow and become more and more effective in their goal of seeking justice for animals! They are a wonderful organization and I support them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I try to visit yearly. Love the way the exotic animals have a large natural environment to live out their lives. I try to donate as much as I can. Every time I visit I see new improvements. Caryn and Al

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Keepers of the Wild is amazing and I'm grateful for the work they do providing a second chance to animals harmed by humans!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love the work the Keepers of the Wild do. Feeding time is a great time to learn more about their rescue work. Absolutely one of the best places I've ever been.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have visited Keepers of the Wild several times now. The first two times was with my sons class as a field trip. It is amazing how they have grown. It is a fantastic place to visit. Jonathan Kraft is a wonderful man and sincerely dedicated to these animals. I took the guided tour with Tina. It is clear they have a great respect for these animals. The tour was great and very informative.

They get a lot of visitors making their way down Route 66. We had a couple from Australia with our group. They were shocked at some of the laws in some states that allow exotic animals as pets.

I think the most eye opening info is that have a lion and several tigers that were "photo op" animals. Some states allow you to have your pics takes with cubs. When they get too big, they are usually destroyed. Keepers have been able to offer a home to some of these animals and for that I thank them!

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1 person found this review helpful

I can't say enough about Keepers and all the good they do. I have sponsored animals there over the years and I even flew over from CA so I could visit in person. If you can donate time, money or supplies please do because it all goes to the animals. I can't wait to visit again!!

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One look around the place and you can see first-hand the quality of care they provide the animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move them to CA so I could visit more often!!

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