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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

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Laura T.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keepers of the wild. We go once or twice a year. Enjoy lunch with animals. Thank you Keepers Of The Wild

Jan Quatrone Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Barbara Hicks S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a beautiful place that truly cares about the animals in their care. Thank you for all your doing.

Laurel P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Lana J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Jerry N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Sharon G.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Frederik B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Diane P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Laura L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Angela E.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A while back we took are family and friends out to Keepers of the wild. Great Animals, Great clean Facility. Great Staff. My nephew has Autism the staff was awesome with him responding to his questions. It was A great family time. I would visit again .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just went for the third time..took my daughter and her friends and everyone had a great time..Our guide, Tim, was excellent.....the animals are well cared for...Will definitely go back again..

Anne M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was holidaying from Australia when I found this place on Route 66 in 2014, visited again in 2015 & visited for the 3rd time last month. I learn't an Indian saying whilst in America - "If all the animals were gone , man would die of a great loneliness of spirit". Animals have the power to touch our hearts- don't miss an opportunity to share your soul at Keepers of the Wild.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited a few days after stinky arrived he was still in quarantine...it was so relaxing and i was so content visiting all the animals ...i did not want to leave so i made a second round through the park and glad i did as they were all more active and ready for feeding....i enjoyed every second and spent 3 hrs by myself with animals...i really wanted to volunteer but have such a busy work schedule.This was one of the best weekends i had in a long time ...i traveled from bullhead city AZ and decided to go just out of the blue when i was reading article about stinky the lion..i really love lions but also all animals.thank you keepers of the wild and the staff who makes this rescue possible