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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 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.

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

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We found Keepers of the Wild several years ago when we saw a video of Riley the coyote and his best bud Anthony the lion (rest in peace Anthony). This place does fabulous work for so many animals. On our last trip, all the S Dakota cats had just come. I particularly loved the wolf story of the miracle wolves. Keep up the good work. We are big fans and would be happy to spread the word. Michelle and Kevin - PA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We stopped at Keepers by finding a brochure as we traveled Rte 66 in 2016. This is one of the top stops we made on our trip. The care of these animals is outstanding. It seems the habitats are tailored for the type of animal that will live there. We have since sponsored 'Kitty' , a lynx.
We will sponsor her again for 2017. Do not pass this animal refuge. Plan on staying a couple of hours more than you thought you would. By the way, there are great people there too.
Jack & Meredith

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They take such good care of ALL the animals and that includes birds. It a great place for kids to learn about the animals, and maybe see some of them for the first time.
My Grandkids will be coming out soon and that will be a stop for us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people at Keepers of the Wild not only take wonderful care of all of the animals, they also obviously love each and every one, and it shows. The animals are healthy, well fed, and I am sure are very happy to be in such a beautiful place with such wonderful people, finally safe and secure for the first time in their lives. These people do not "work" at Keepers of the Wild, it is not a job to them, it is a calling, and I thank each and every one of them for what they are doing.

sonjablue9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary is so special, I am so happy to hear of their new improvements and they have such amazing management. I highly recommend you stop by!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We visited this Sanctuary on my first ever holiday to America in September 2014 from Australia.

I was absolutely amazed with the lovingness the people of this Wildlife Sanctuary put in to their animals. If you are travelling past make sure you DO stop in and see the wonderful work this place is doing for ALL different types of species BIG and small . They even had Australian animals looking so healthy!

I would love to upload photo's but I do not have them on this computer BUT if you ever wish to have a look I would be more than happy to send them

1 Laura286

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keepers of the Wild gave me an amazing and unique experience! I went during the tiger feeding tour and learned all about the different species tigers, their stories, and their personalities, as well as several of the other animals at the sanctuary. I stopped by during a cross country drive from Atlanta to Los Angeles in 2014, and am dying to revisit after all the expansions they have made. I've been keeping up with Keepers through their awesome monthly newsletter to see the wonderful things they do and am planning to take a trip just to see them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Been visiting since the location was on Route 93. Since I had lived in Africa for several years, I can appreciate how important it is for an animal to enjoy a healthy life style. None of the many animals that lived in or near my residence were EVER asked to perform. It was more than enough to watch their natural antics.
Of the many animal facilities, zoos,etc. that I've visited, Keepers is far and away the best. Tina and Johnathan do an EXCELLENT job.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We saw KOTW in the BIlly Connolly Route 66 show he did that aired here in the UK and loved the look of it. I also wanted to meet Anthony the lion but he had sadly passed by the time we got there.
We have been 3 times and even re arrange our trips sometimes just to there as my husband knows I am such a big softie for the big cats expecially Sebastian and Kaos as I love white tigers.
We have done the feeding tour every time we visited and it only gets better. The animals are so well looked after and loved you can see how happy they are.
We are coming again in May and I cannot wait.
This is a place you can visit time and time again and never be bored.
I would recommend KOTW to everyone it's a fantastic place or as you Americans say " it's totally AWESOME!!!!!!" You need to go. It's worth the 11hour flight just to go.