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60¢ a day saves lives

Though we come from deep forests… from the edges of deserts… from snowy mountain ranges… from dense wet jungles… we are now part of your community.

Who are we?

Black Bear Cubs

We’re the cast-off, unwanted wild creatures whom man brought to civilization, bred and profited from, and no longer has use for… we are CAPTIVE WILDLIFE… Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, Mountain Lions, Bears, Wolves and other Wild Species. We number in the tens of thousands, and we are starving, cast off, abused, abandoned, exploited, confined in tiny cages, illegally kept and traded, and bred for profit - not love.

A sanctuary is a special place, a place set aside for safety and shelter… a refuge that protects from danger or hardship or tragedy. A true wild animal sanctuary puts the needs of its residents first – it meets the nutritional, space and psychological needs of the rescued animals. At The Wild Animal Sanctuary, we take these meanings literally when it comes to the captive exotic and endangered large carnivores we rescue. Our goal is to give our rescued animals the kind of lives that they would have if they could choose it themselves.

A Sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected or the rest of their lives. It’s a safe haven, where they receive the very best care possible. Animals are not bought, sold, traded, or mistreated in any way. They are given every opportunity to behave naturally in a wonderfully loving environment.

At our Sanctuary, we always put the animal’s best interests in front of our own - and always remember they are the reason why we are here. Building and operating a Sanctuary isn’t easy - nor is it cheap. However, in order to give the animals the very best environment possible, we have to be prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish this goal!

African Lioness Pack of Wolves

Brighton Crane Service lifting provides us with four 50-ton concrete “dens” off of a Cast Transportation Company truck. Hydro Conduit Company made these enormous dens - which measured 8’X50’ each - to be buried underground. All three companies donated their time, materials, equipment, and talent to this project, as they all are very dedicated Sanctuary sponsors.

These cooperative relationships, with their generous “in-kind” donations, help our non-profit organization immensely… since they allow us to complete projects that would have otherwise cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars.

All of these incredible gifts and dedicated efforts are being done for the benefit of animals… and all that hard work translates into one thing…

A sanctuary where you can you find tigers swimming in a lake, or lying beneath a tree in one of many 20-acre habitats... A sanctuary where you can you find prides of African Lions surveying their territory amongst the tall grass of their 20-acre habitats... A sanctuary where you can find Grizzly & Black Bears living in multiple 10-25 acre habitats with ponds, trees and their own natural dens to hibernate in... A sanctuary where you can find wolves able to run free in one of many 5-acre habitats...

There are many places around the country that call themselves “a sanctuary”, but there is really only one way to truly tell how good the facility is… by looking at the animals to see if they are really happy and in good physical condition!

Therefore, we always encourage people to visit a facility in person - that way you can see if the animals are well-fed… and if they are as happy and playful as they should be, when they are in a safe and loving place! And that’s why we allow visitors to our sanctuary - as we want people to actually see the life we provide our animals!

Won’t you please help us save some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth!