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Keepers of the Wild

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: 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.

Results: Keepers of the Wild, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is currently home to over 150 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 21 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 Charity Navigator, 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.

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

Programs: Long-Term Animal Care Animal Rescue Educational Outreach

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Congratulations to the most caring team of the world! Best experience ever. Love you and the animals, the 'cats' in particular ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keepers of the Wild was a great and unique experience. You can tell that the handlers truly care and love for the animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keepers of the Wild is amazing! I've been there many times with just my family as well as a large group of Boy Scouts. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. It's great to see the progress the facility has made over the years and all the animals that they've taken in to be part of their forever home.

Mar H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

we drove three hours there last week to experience the keepers. We were totally impressed with the spaciousness of the enclosures, the cleaniness of the areas and the healthiness of the animals. Unfortunately there will always be wild animals in need of rescue from those situations that they never should have been in. Since the Keepers of the Wild depend on donations and grants to enable them to provide the quality of care that they are providing, they need all the help they can get. They are most deserving of grant monies and help in all areas. Taking care of animals is an ongoing cost but well worth every penny!!!

Jennifer S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the highway they look small, but don t be fooled. This place is bigger then you would think. Definitely do the tour if you go, the people here love these animals so much. And the animals are very well taken care of. I talked some of my hiking group into going and my mom, they all loved it too. We can't wait to go back again.

Kristin Foster O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been to many animal themed locations and this place is a straight up 10! We went about a month ago and the care the animals receive and the great accommodations created for them are impressive. Keep it up guys!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keepers of the wild is an excellent nonprofit for the animals in their care, the community, and the people that visit. It is educational and fun. We drove out from Las Vegas during a vacation and out of all the fun we had during that vacation. Keepers of the wild was the pinnacle of fun! We took the guided tour so we were told the background on all the animals and were educated on interesting facts about each species. After the tour we walked around and got to see the animals get ready for feeding time. Which was exciting to see all the big cats get up close to the feeding area while they awaited their meals.

Chandra D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We went there a few years ago. It was nice to see animals treated so well. They are doing a great thing and I love visiting!

Kristina M D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The place is so welcoming. And the workers are so helpful and knowledgeable in these animals

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every time I visit my parents in AZ, Keepers of the Wild is a MUST see! The animals are obviously well cared for and thriving. Plus it's an excellent opportunity to take a stroll in AZ's beautiful landscape!