Tucked away in the plains northeast of Denver, The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a refuge for big animals. The 720 sanctuary features hundreds of lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other large carnivores rescued from around the world.
It’s a great place to visit year round, where you can see the animals in wide open more natural settings, than at a zoo. An elevated walkway, now the “World’s Longest Footbridge” at over 1.5 miles, overlooks the complex. Sometimes you’re able get fairly close to the wildlife. Keenesburg is located about about an hour from Denver.
- “To prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or were subject to deprivation or neglect, by providing care and boarding.”
- “To rescue and provide life-long homes for large, exotic and endangered captive wild animals and to educate the public about the causes of and solutions to the world’s captive wildlife crisis.”
The Wild Animal Sanctuary hosts a Grand Opening for their New Welcome Center on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 11am to 2pm. There will be food and refreshments, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30pm.