Address: 1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643
See our map further below.
Roughly ca. 30 mi / 50 km north-east of Denver -- ca. 45 minutes drive time
For your visit you should calculate 2-3 hours of time.
The organization exists to rescue and provide a permanent home for wild animals that have been abised, abondoned, displaced, and neglected.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a public non-profit organization, and as such, relies on the generosity and compassion of the people who choose to visit the Sanctuary and support its mission.
-- Pat Craig, Executive Director
Visitors arrive at the Welcome Center whichh has ample of parking space. The Welcome Center is the start and end point of your self-guided tour through the sanctuary. After paying your admission which is a main funding source for the organization a volunteer will give you a introduction to the sanctuary, their work, and how you navigate the habitats. From there on you are good to go: an elevated, approx. 1 mile long walkway haad been built and allows you to walk ca. 30 ft above the habitats.
Animals barely take notice of visitors when they are up that high on the walkway -- that allows to watch the animals without disturbing their lifes.
Along your way visitors will meet volunteer docents who are knowledgable and know the animals by their name -- they can answer your questions or can tell you the animal's life-story.
Currently approx. 350-400 animals found a new life-long home at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Basically visitors follow the path of the walkway all to the end where the Bolivian Lion Housing is. Actually the walkway is a little bit longer than that. Restrooms can be found at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the walkway. The walkway is not a loop which means you will go back the same way you came -- that's a second chance to see the animals.
Website: Wild Animal Sanctuary
Admission is $50 per person (Admission was raised in July 2015 from formerly $15 to $50). The Welcome Center is also a gift shop. In the Bolivian Lion House you can buy snacks and drinks. Right next to the Welcome Center visitors find the Education Center with large TV screens that play educational videos and rescue videos.
Watch on YouTube: www.youtu.be/fLF-LhhHnr8