This place is great! It's mostly run by volunteers and they are always happy to talk about the rescued animals and answer questions. You can see that their hearts are really in what they do, and it shows in how happy the animals look. They are always looking for new ways to offer the animals enrichment to keep them from getting bored and the watermelon roll and pumpkin time are great fun. All of the animals there have had hard luck in life and if it wasn't for KOTW their suffering would have continued, but now they can live out the rest of their years in peace and hopefully the years of happiness will eventually erase the memories of their years of abuse. I really love going there. My favorite is Precious the ring-tailed lemur. She is adorable!
The animals seem very happy and that is the most important thing. They do not seem stressed, bored, or agitated. The big cats act like they don't have a care in the world other than sunning their bellies. Some of the smaller animals seemed like they enjoy interaction with people coming to visit them and that was fun. The staff seem very dedicated and are more than willing to answer any questions and you can hear the enthusiasm in their voice when they talk about the animals. And what is the best thing of all is knowing that all of these animals were rescued from bad situations and now they have the chance to live their lives in peace.
Took my nieces 4 & 10 and they had a great time. Its really hard to find something they both enjoy. And this place was a HIT !! They both equally enjoyed it. We went at feeding time and it was AMAZING. My husband and I loved it as much as the kids. So fun. So cool. Great place . Must see !!
We visited as part of a road trip during our Vegas vacation in Summer 2018. We turned up at 2.30 and booked onto the 3.30 feeding, the staff were kind enough to let us eat our picnic on the patio outside the gift shop.
We were the only people on the ‘meat truck’ as I think most visitors for the day had been and gone so we got excellent 1 on 1 input.
The animals are simply incredible and their stories really do bring you to tears, the keepers know them so, so well and the cats especially seem to have a real bond with them.
My son who is currently training in animal management and zoology is now desperate to find somewhere like KotW to fulfil his own dreams (if we were US based I’d say expect his resume!!).
But seriously, this place is an absolute hidden marvel, a gem I can only wish we lived closer to. Hearing the cats ‘miaows’ echoing round the canyon and cliffs is spine chilling.
The staff was very helpful right when we walked in. We did the feeding tour. We learned a lot about individual animals, their history and personalities. Every creature has their story there. It was impressive to see the feeding, especially of tigers. I can't wait to go back. I appreciate all who work there and all they do for their animals.
My girl scout troop 2400 visited Keepers of the Wild and got to make enrichments for the animals. The girls had a blast. They got to then see the animals receive their enrichments. Everyone there was so nice, they even got to tour the park. They loved learning the animals stories. It was all very personal. You felt like you got to know the animals.
Keepers of the wild Valentine Arizona what an awesome place to bring your whole family the people are great very knowledgeable the animals are awesome it's a fun trip for all
Although I have not been there for quite sometime, I have been there several times in the past. The first time was around 1988 when I fist moved to the area. Since that time, they have moved and improved what was once a small little sanctuary for abused animals Each year on Facebook I always ask for donations for my birthday to go to this great sanctuary, because over the decades I have known about them, and I have met Jonathan a couple of times, they have only improved and made great strides to help these animals in dire need They have great volunteers and I know, and can vouch that any donations they receive go to the animals themselves!!
I have been there twice ! The work they are doing is amazing!!! Please support them if you
Can!!! Hopefully I will get to go visit again some day. Candy. Port Coquitlam bc Canada
I've been to Keepers of the Wild 2 times and am so impressed with all the animals they are saving. Especially the lions and tiger. :) They provide such a needed sanctuary for all the animals that are abused, neglected and mistreated. No wild animal deserves to live their life in a cage for people's entertainment. At Keepers of the Wild, they have free range in the wide open country. Their enclosures are large enough that they don't feel trapped anymore. They can be animals again. I love this place and will continue to support them.
I came from Tucson to visit Keepers of the Wild last year. My favorite animals are the big cats and Keepers of the Wild provides a wonderful environment for them. They all seem very happy and content at their new home.
I'm going back to visit this week to see the new lion, leopard and tiger.
I think they do wonderful work and I am happy to support them.
Keepers of the Wild is a wonderful place to visit! I have planned other trips around being able to make a stop here and support this organization. They do a wonderful job of taking care of all their animals in the most ethical way possible. The staff and volunteers show a high level of understanding for how the animals should be taken care of, and what is best for their mental and physical health. All of the interactions with the animals is done with the utmost care and love. This place is wonderful and everyone that works and volunteers here is what we need more of in the world.
We make a point to visit Keepers of the Wild every time we travel to Laughlin NV. It is truly heartwarming to see the care they give to each and every animal there, big or small.
We know without a doubt that each donation we make is being used for these wonderful animals. It shows over the years how the area has grown and each habitat is being made exactly as the animals need. Thank you Keepers of the Wild...
I LOVE Keepers of the Wild!! The animals are beautiful and are so lucky to be there. A must see.
All the animals seem very happy and comfortable, and the staff is well educated about the care needed for the animals that they are responsible for. Keepers of the Wild also steps in when an animal needs to be relocated due to closure of their previous home, or mistreatment at their previous home, or individuals who get these animals as pets and later on realize it is more than they can handle. Keepers of the Wild helps as many animals as they can. They also have full disclosures in their montly newsletters, such as when an animal passes away. Unlike some places, they have nothing to hide. It's a great place!
After experiencing a fantastic visit at Keepers of the Wild with my daughter, I keep up with the news of the animals thanks to their emailed newsletter. I contribute when possible and continue to encourage folks to visit this wonderful place. I hope to go back soon and share the experience with my Montana granddaughters.
I know first hand how well these animals are treated and cared for, i volunteered for 5 days to help care for them. They are treated with respect and well taken care of. Thank god for people like this to take in these animals that need a new home diane barone
I have visited Keepers of the Wild numerous times and have enjoyed the experience immensely! Taking the guided tour you learn about the animals history and how they came to Keepers of the Wild. The enclosures are huge and inviting for the animals. I could stay all day! I have such respect for this organization that I chose them for my Amazon donation.
We were visitors from Canada and found Keepers of the Wild to be the best we have seen for habitats for the animals in their care. Staff were excellent and always willing to answer any questions we had. We saw Johnathan interacting with one of the lions in their care and it was obvious that he was loved by them. Great job for the saving these beautiful animals from their tiny cages and being made to perform "tricks" to please audiences. Much better to see them in this habitat where they have freedom to move and play.
My husband and I enjoyed our visit to this sanctuary. We were impressed with how knowledgeable the staff was and how they put the animals in their care, first. You could tell that all of the workers and volunteers truly love the animals and their jobs.
I have visited many times, and I love this place! Plus they are taking care of a baby coyote I found! I am so glad these poor animals have a safe and nice place to live. The area is beautiful, and the people working there are friendly and they care!!!
I had such a great experience the first time visiting Keepers of the Wild that I am so looking forward to my next visit. All the employees whom I met are so knowledgeable and have such enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge, love, and commitment. I was enchanted to watch and listen to all that transpired - the explanations of the wonderful animals there, the care and commitment to each one, and the experience of seeing the amazing animals in their environments. This is such a great experience and also one to go back to - over and over. What kind and loving humans, and what secure and cared-for - and loved - animals. Thank you so much, and I look forward to my next visit so much!
I live approximately 30 miles from Keepers of the Wild. They have been very active within our community, providing educational talks to children and adults. They have also been supportive of those who have opposed the circuses (with exotic animals) coming to town. I have been to visit Keepers of the Wild many times, and each time the animals are happy, the sanctuary is clean and the staff answer any questions I may have.
Keepers of the Wild is only a two hour drive from Las Vegas and I love coming to see the animals in their habitats. On separate occasions I've brought my daughter and a friend to see the animals and understand the importance of their mission.
The spaces are always clean and well kept with the animals enjoying their environment and freedom.
We take lots of pictures when we come because we want to share the stories of the animals we see and hear about on the tours.
It is both educational and fun to visit Keepers of the Wild.
This facility is amazing - the animals are extremely well-cared for and loved by their caretakers. I am amazed at how well they operate as a non-profit! Its location is in a most unlikely place, up against the boulders of the high desert, next to Route 66. I sincerely wish that everyone could visit Keepers of the Wild and learn the stories of the residents - they will melt hearts and make converts out of new visitors. I support them by donating as often as I can afford, and invite any and all animal lovers and advocates to do the same.
Have been out to Keepers of the Wild many times and have never been disappointed with my visit. Went out there in May to see the new black bears taken in sharing the same enclosure. Glad they finally have a chance to live their lives in peace. Was out there last week and always like to see the big cats come around at feeding time. The lions were roaring and that is the biggest thrill of all. Always recommend Keepers to family and friends for a truly unique experience.
This is a very engaged and hands-on charity, no folks sitting in WDC eating dinners at our expense here! And you can go to the facility anytime and check what your funds are covering. It's an easy ride from Las Vegas, LA, or Phoenix, and a nice overnight trip. In general the work is rescue now, but in a few years perhaps they will have joined the global effort to save species in protected arks, until mankind evolves to become a better species too.
This place is wonderful. I highly recommend not just donating to this awesome organization, but to also visit! My husband and I visited a few years ago and to see the spacious and natural habitats that these rescued animals get to live out the rest of their lives in is really special. Seeing in person what your donations are going towards is really inspiring; we’ll definitely continue to support this rescue organization.
Jonathan Kraft has always had a heart for animals. His Keepers of the Wild has always been a top notch animal rescue facility mainly because of his dedication and hard work. I have visited them many times and known Jonathan since 1998. I would recommend this facility and especially Mr. Kraft as one of the country's best run animal rescue organizations.
This rescue sanctuary is amazing. There are so many amazing, beautiful, and healthy animals that live here. They live in good conditions and I am happy that they get to live out their lives at keepers of the wild after being rescued.
My family visited this organization and it was a very intimate venue and experience. We enjoyed interacting with the tigers and lion the most. One of the tigers was very playful and would run along the fence and jump when when my boyfriend jumped. He mimicked his actions and almost seemed like he was playing with him. It was quite fun.
The absolute cleanest, most caring sanctuary that exists! The most dedicated staff. The animals live in paradise...
What a wonderful experience. The keepers really care and know there animals! I still can't believe some of the stories of these majestic creatures. Cant wait to go back!!!
This is a very dedicated and professional team and every dollar raised goes to the care of these animals as well as education
I was extremely impressed with not only the cleanliness and physical health of the animals, but also the care and concern given to their emotional well being.
Review from Guidestar
Keepers of the wild. We go once or twice a year. Enjoy lunch with animals. Thank you Keepers Of The Wild
When my twin grandchildren moved to Laughlin I couldn't wait to take them to the Keepers of the Wild. What a great day we had seeing and hearing all the stories about the animals!
Highly recommend taking the tour as seeing and hearing the many stories are memories we will always have. What great work the owner and all employees do there!!
My family and I visited Keepers of the Wild in October 2017.
The sanctuary is well kept and maintained, with clean facilities and enclosures. We were pleased to see how well the natural trees and wildlife were incorporated with the waking paths and animal enclosures.
The animals looked happy and had ample space and enrichment items provided for them.
The staff was friendly and always ready to answer questions even if they were in the middle of a task.
We enjoyed cooling off afterward on the patio outside the gift shop with the beautiful plants and flower and watching the hummingbirds visit.
Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Congratulations to the most caring team of the world! Best experience ever. Love you and the animals, the 'cats' in particular ❤️
I brought my 3 year old and it was such an amazing experience. Everyone is so nice and kind to the animals. We will definitely be going back soon!!!! Keep up the good work guys
I could only put 5 stars....would have put many many more!
I love this place! It truely is a place for these beautiful creatures to live out thier lives and experience the "wild" that they were deprived of. The crew does an excellent job of caring for all these diverse animals day in and day out! I am proud to say i have had the opportunity to be a part of this place. ...aside from being a mother, this was my favorite job! The energy that is at Keepers of the wild is refreshing! My children have also been apart of this wonderful place... making foraging toys for the primates, learning about the many animals and their stories, and being educated as to how we can help when we are not at the park....(educating their friends).
Ive also had the privilege of meeting the board of director and i have to say, those people are awesome! They really care!!
Big shout out to Jonathan Kraft and Tina Matejek....just two of the badasses that have worked their butts off to make the sanctuary what it is, and ive enjoyed the times i got to work with these two and pick their brains. Fun times!!!Both are very intelligent humans and im honored to know them. Also to the behind the scenes people that i adore...
Nicole, Labre, Diane, Linda...and all the volunteers that contribute to the wellbeing of these beautiful creatures. They are doing an amazing job. Keep up the awesome work. Its a great place to spend the day!!!
KEEPERS OF THE WILD FOR LIFE!!!!
We love our trips to Keepers of the Wild, the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable with all the animals there. The animals seem happy and well cared for. We do not go to circus shows because of how the animals are treated so Keepers is a great place for us to see the animals being cared for and the back story. My kids have a deep understanding and agree on why not to go to circus show. Our favorite time is during feeling time. They are so active and vocal. Truly a gem.
Such a beautiful place that truly cares about the animals in their care. Thank you for all your doing.
While visiting my sister, she took me to see Keepers of the Wild. It was wonderful. The animals were in great shape and you could just tell that the staff truly care for the animals. the sanctuary was very clean and the enclosures were well made. I have told many friends to be sure and visit the lovely park. I am looking forward to going again
We've made several visits to Keepers of the Wild over the years. It has been a blessing to watch it continue to grow into an amazing experience for both the variety of animals living there and those of us visiting. Look forward to many more years of visits and growth.
I took my son and daughter in law to Keepers. Was the best time we have had. The lions are my favorite part of the park. I am so glad that Keepers were able to get more. I have missed the roar in the park. I like the way they have moved the animals around and the enclosures look great. I will surely be coming back. Thank you Jonathan for all that you have done. You are truly the animals voice.
I love going to see animals at Keepers of the Wild. Animals look healthy and happy as they are living nice habitats and being treated with love.
I have taken my grandchildren twice now. This place does not get old. Love their dedication to care and love for these beauties.
My family spends time in Arizona a few times a year. We go to Keepers of the Wild as often as we can. You can tell how much the workers love the animals. They take such good care of the animals. The animals are happy and healthy. It is sad to know about the mistreatment of these beautiful animals but so happy this place exsists. If you are ever in the area you must go!
Met Jonathon and Tina years ago. Got a tour of the facility with Jonathon and Tina. A lot of hard by both of these folks to save and care for these animals. I was really impressed that this is the last home for these animals with great care and a clean facility. Great place to visit!
When I lived in Kingman, AZ, I volunteered with Keepers of the Wild. It was such a rewarding experience to be a part of Jonathan Kraft’s vision in caring for the exotic animals there, many of whom had been mistreated or not cared for properly before arriving there. It was obvious that the organization cared deeply about these animals and their welfare. The experience also helped me come to appreciate certain types of animals, such as reptiles, that I hadn’t been too fond of previously. I had valuable experiences there and learned a lot, and it was also great fun. I’m proud of my volunteer time. I eventually moved out of the area, but I had the pleasure of visiting the current facility on a visit. It was great seeing how far the enclosures for the animals had come, how well cared for they still are. I had a great experience touring the facility.
My husband and I went right before my hip replacement. The facility was easy for me to walk instead of riding the tram. You can tell that this is a labor of love, because the animals are well taken care of by an amazing staff of very friendly people. The gift shop is well stocked with merchandise for all who visit the park. Before we left, we had some ice cream out on the back patio. I can't wait to go back with my grandsons. I know this will become a family tradition. Sharon from Yucca Az
My family and I have been to keepers of the wild multiple times and each time is like a new experience. It is a go-to when it comes to family fun day. My kids love the animals and I love almost everything about it lol. They offer food or you can bring your own, which with a growing family is a nice thing to be able to do. The staff are always friendly and my kids love to kearn about all the new animals they get each time we go. Keepers of the wild is a great place all around.
We went there over 12 years ago by mistake, driving through and found this awesome place. Decided to stop and donated to when Sulton was a baby lion. Awesome place, the keepers are informative the animals seem to be happy and well taken care of. None of them were pacing the fence. The keepers were friendly as well as the staff. We donated a large sum to Sulton to see what he is up to every year. Recommend visiting. Some day when I am in the area I will have to visit again. We drove from NJ passing through. So not a place I can locally visit.
This is a hidden pearl on the ole route 66. Magnificent animals and great and some horrible stories behind them.
Its not a zoo, but a sanctuary.
we did only find keepers of the wild because they had a deal on groupon, or else we would have bypassed on the route we had planned.
Keepers of the wild are unknown for the european turists. its not mentioned in our route 66 guides, which it should be.
Every person i meet, whom are going to las vegas, I always say to people they must visit keepers of the wild.
I've been to this park several times now, it's a great place to go, the staff is always kind and willing to answer questions about the animals, their animals seem to be healthy and well kept, I'm sure I'll be going again and again, always like to take new ppl with me to experience the park.
LOVE Keepers of the Wild! They are amazing, so professional and caring. They have done an amazing job at creating, maintaining and expanding their facility. The animals all look healthy and happy as they can be in captivity. The habitats are large and in their natural state. We always enjoy going there and sharing it with family and friends. I turn into a big kid when I am there. Jonathan and his staff are incredible and really care about the animals well being and happiness.
My family and I had a wonderful time at this facility. Beautiful, spacious enclosures. You can definitely tell the animals are loved and well cared for.
I went with my son & my father for a visit/ tour and was very impressed with the facilities and the care given to the animals there. They are truly attentive to the animals and their needs along with having plenty of room to roam and play. Just wish more wild animal rescues did so on the level that Keepers of the Wild does. It is definitely a great place to help support financially and if ever in the area definitely stop by, see for yourself & show your support to help care for these majestic rescued animals.
Such a wide variety of rescued animals, with a good amount of space for each of them. I've been to many zoos and sanctuaries throughout the states, and this one is by far my favorite. The people are also great.
Keepers of the Wild was a great and unique experience. You can tell that the handlers truly care and love for the animals.
Took out Kids out to the park a while back. Kids loved it! They were able to see all kinds of animals and learn about them.