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The Largest and Most Natural Captive Wildlife Sanctuary in Existence!

The Wild Animal Sanctuary


Wild Animal Refuge

  • 9,743 Acres (and growing) of contiguous land located in Southern Colorado 

  • Located in Las Animas & Baca Counties near the town of Springfield

  • Amazing natural landscape including Rocks, Trees, Hills, Buttes, Bluffs and Water

  • Endless room for one hundred, two hundred and three hundred acre habitats

An Extension of The Wild Animal Sanctuary

As Well As Home To The

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Two Important Ways To Help The Animals!

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Relaxing in Shade
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Refuge Canyons run for miles!
Rehabilitated Tiger
Grizzly Bear in Habitat
Rescued Tiger
Natural Springs and water in Canyons
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Grizzly Exploring
Grizzly Bear
Rescued Lion
Mountain Lion Freedom
Grizzly Bears
Family Groupings
Refuge Expanse

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Save A Life Today

Make a difference by giving the gift of freedom to an animal that was rescued from an illegal or abusive situation.

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Amazing Opportunities!


The Wild Animal Sanctuary has already invested over seven million dollars toward the purchase of this beautiful refuge. Through the generous donations of thousands of "Founders", we were able to complete the initial purchase of 9,752-acres of pristine land for the animals in just four short years!

Today, thousands more are helping to continue this effort by purchasing additional parcels of land that adjoin the Refuge.  By adding available land to the core Refuge, we are able to protect the hundreds of animals living there today, while also securing more habitat space for future animals in need.


With Colorado developing at an alarming rate, pristine land like this is disappearing faster than ever! By purchasing one or more acres, you can become a Founder and join the ranks of very special people who clearly see how important it is to secure land for the animals. Through your land donation, we can return rescued animals back to nature where they were always meant to be.

Please join us as we continue to secure and protect both the land and the animals who will be able to roam freely in wild and pristine natural habitats.  Make your choice today and purchase of one, two, three or more acres of land in order to forever gift them to the animals!

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Habitat Construction is a critical step in the process of saving and restoring lives!   You can help one or more rescued animals secure their freedom by contributing to our Habitat Construction Fund.


Although the Refuge's land is incredibly majestic, pristine and untouched, the animals who go there to live the rest of their lives in peace and comfort need a few special items to complete the process.  In order to create a safe and natural space where rehabilitated animals can live with others of their own kind, we need to create individual habitats that vary from unique 10-acre habitats for special needs animals... to massive habitats of 300-acres or more!


 Each of these habitats require miles and miles of special fencing that protect each animal(s) territory from encroachment and conflict.  In addition, we create natural underground dens for all our animals, even those who can create their own or utilize the thousands of caves and caverns that exist on the property.  Wells for drinking and water features are needed, as is the power to operate them along with security cameras and other life safety monitoring systems.

Each habitat is specially designed for the species of animals that will be living there, as well as to make the best use of the natural amenities that exist.  Immense amounts of manpower and labor go into building each habitat, with the end product being a natural space where the animals can roam freely and rarely ever come to a barrier of any kind.  Many animals living in Refuge habitats occupy spaces within their habitat where they rarely ever encounter a fence line.

Please join us in this critical step of creating forever natural homes for rescued animals by sponsoring a portion of habitat construction.  Your gift today will enable us to continue building these magnificent spaces for the animals while also allowing you to become a "Habitat Creator" at The Wild Animal Refuge!



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Join Us In Doing More!

See all the great ways you can collaborate with family and friends to buy land today!

Fundraising Ideas

Become A Founding Member

Founding Member Benefits

Receive A Rare And Unique Founder's Certificate

Receive Special Invitations To Events At the Refuge

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Keenesburg, CO 80643

Springfield, CO 81073

TEL: 303-536-0118


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