My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, CO, USA
there were 6 of us. 2 children and 4 adults. this was a waste of money.... saw a few animals when first starting but most were in den or other shelter and not where you could see them.
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The Sanctuary is an outdoor experience - much like hiking in the mountains or going on a nature walk in a national park - so all visitors need to have realistic expectations when coming. The summer months tend to get hotter as the months progress, and the animals begin to become more nocturnal as the days get hotter. This is why the Sanctuary is open until sunset, as it gives visitors the chance to come in the late afternoon or evening during months like July or August when the animals will be resting in the shade during the daytime. The Sanctuary's web site explains this concept and suggests that people visit during the late afternoon or evening during these months so they will see more activity and enjoy the experience themselves. Only those people that come without taking the time to read more about the concept have an issue, and even most people that come during the heat of the day understand that the animals are just relaxing in the shade in order to be comfortable. The Sanctuary is built to protect the animals and give them a wonderful home, so they are never locked out of their dens and forced to be on display like at many zoos. The vast majority of visitors understand that it is their responsibility to visit when the animals will be more comfortable... but there are those that come and want the animals to do unnatural behaviors just to accommodate their own agendas.