The Wild Animal Sanctuary - Wildlife Refuge in Colorado



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Rescued Tigers Sharing a Drinking Hole at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado
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A Mile Along Our Wild Walkway; Experience Our 720 Acre Animal Sanctuary

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing exotic wildlife and endangered species since 1980. TWAS is home to more than 450 lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, mountain lions, lynx, bobcats, bears, wolves, and other wildlife. The vast majority of the animals were so-called "pets" and confiscated by law enforcement officials. The sanctuary also provides a permanent refuge to surplus animals from zoos and other wildlife facilities.

MILE INTO THE WILD WALKWAY: This unique elevated walkway is one of the longest in the world; it's ideal for watching wild animals as they interact with each other and nature. Experience unprecedented access to tigers, bears, wolves and lions roaming freely in natural habitats. The walkway connects the Sanctuary's south complex to the observation deck inside the Bolivian Lion House that sits on the northern edge of our habitat system.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Sanctuary is open from 9am to SUNSET; 7 days a week. $15 (children) and $30 (adults).

Bring a picnic lunch, or stop at our snack bar with a wide variety of nutritious food, snacks and beverages.

SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS: Private tours for individuals and small groups. Your 2-hour tour starts at the Welcome Center and wraps up in our breathtaking Bolivian Lion House. You'll be guided by an Animal Ambassador each step of your journey down our Mile Into The Wild Walkway. Get an insider's understanding of the animals, their stories, and their lives before and after rescue. Cost is $100 per person. Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance by calling 303-536-0118, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: 30 miles east of Denver.

HELPFUL DRIVING INFORMATION: If you use your GPS to get here -- please make sure it takes you up I-76 all the way to the town of Hudson, Colorado; if you are coming from Denver. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE Bromely Lane, it is slow and bumpy.

ADDRESS: 1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg CO 80643

PHONE: 303-536-0118 -- For Information; Directions, and Tour Reservations: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.




  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year

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