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Nov 05, 2014, 09:13 ET
Rescued Lions From Uruguay

African Lions Rescued From Uruguay

 Three African Lions were transferred from Uruguay to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado after the animals were removed from Zoos within the...

Oct 26, 2014, 21:58 ET

Leones africanos rescatados en México

Once animales exóticos, entre ellos leones africanos y otros grandes carnívoros, fueron transferidos de México a The Wild Animal...

Oct 25, 2014, 16:00 ET
Rescued Female African Lion

African Lions Rescued from Mexico

 Eleven exotic animals including African Lions and other large carnivores were transferred from Mexico to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado...

May 30, 2014, 18:53 ET
Jaguar at The Wild Animal Sanctuary (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

The Wild Animal Sanctuary and Innovative Timing Systems announce the 2nd Annual Walk / Run / Bike Fun Run 5K.

Known as the most exotic Running Festival on the planet, The Wild Animal Sanctuary 2nd Annual Walk / Run / Bike Fun Run 5K will be held Saturday,...

May 05, 2014, 16:10 ET
The Mile Into The Wild elevated walkway is an innovation in exotic animal viewing. By keeping humans off the ground, it preserves the sanctity of the animals' territory, providing a stress-free experience for the wildlife. (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Recognized as one of Top 5 Animal & Wildlife Welfare Organizations in the World

 The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's premiere refuge for rescued exotic, large carnivores, was selected as one of the top five nonprofits...

Apr 04, 2014, 18:19 ET
Established in 1980, The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a state and federally licensed zoological facility and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Wild Animal Sanctuary's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and provide life-long homes for large exotic wild animals, and to educate the public as to the impact of the Captive Wildlife Crisis. Located 30 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado, we are sheltering more than 330 large carnivores in the largest and most reputable carnivore sanctuary in the nation.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center))

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Announces Additions to Development Staff

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary exclusively dedicated to rescuing captive exotic and endangered...

Nov 22, 2012, 12:30 ET

Las vidas de animales de circo, en peligro

El futuro de 16 leones y tigres se ha vuelto incierto, tras una batalla ética desatada entre un Santuario estadounidense de Vida Silvestre y...

Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 ET

Vidas de Animais de Circo em Perigo

O futuro de 16 leões e tigres se tornou obscuro com a explosão de uma batalha ética entre um santuário americano para vida...

Nov 21, 2012, 16:03 ET

Circus Animals' Lives In Jeopardy

The future of 16 Lions and Tigers has become unclear with an ethical battle erupting between an American Wildlife Sanctuary and a Paraguayan...

Jun 13, 2012, 13:30 ET
Rescued Black Leopard at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Helps Launch Master's Degree Program

The oldest and largest non-profit Sanctuary in the United States has collaborated with various Zoos, Aquariums and other animal shelters around...

May 29, 2012, 18:29 ET
Two Rescued Grizzly Bears playing together in their large acreage habitat.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center))

Wild Facts About the "Mile Into The Wild" Walkway

 Take a walk on the wild side as you stroll over 290 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other Large Carnivores on one of the longest and...

May 23, 2012, 21:01 ET
The "Mile Into The Wild" Walkway at The Wild Animal Sanctuary is one of the longest and most unique elevated pedestrian walkways in the world.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

"Mile Into the Wild" Walkway Now Open

 One of the longest and most unique elevated walkways in the world is now open at The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS). The monumental "Mile...

Apr 26, 2012, 14:02 ET
Fidget, the rescued Arctic Wolf.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center))

Colorado Sanctuary Rescues Three More Large Carnivores

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) traveled over 3,300 miles in less than four days to rescue three more animals that were in dire need of a...

Sep 28, 2011, 15:03 ET
Rescued African Lions roaming freely at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.(PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center))

Panamanian Lions Airlifted to Colorado

In a highly coordinated effort, officials from the Panamanian Government, FedEx Air Cargo, and The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) airlifted three...

Jun 30, 2011, 14:57 ET
Bolivian Lioness and Cubs Playing.   (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center))

Two More Bolivian Lion Prides To Be Released

The final 2 prides of African Lions rescued from Bolivian circuses will soon be roaming freely on 40 acres of rolling grasslands at The Wild...

Jun 13, 2011, 18:00 ET
The Wild Animal Sanctuary added 400 acres to its facility.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

Wild Animal Sanctuary Doubles Its Size Through Generous Land Gift

With the help of a generous benefactor, The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) recently added 400 acres to its facility located Northeast of Denver, CO....

Jun 02, 2011, 16:39 ET
Two of 70 rescued Tigers living in free roaming habitats.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the Recipient of a Large Gift

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) is receiving a wonderful gift in the amount of $100,000.00 from the estate of an avid animal lover. The Wild...

Apr 11, 2011, 21:24 ET
Eight Lions crammed in circus trailer.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

Bolivian Lions Ready To Be Released

A family of eight African Lions that had previously spent years locked inside a cramped 8 foot by 12 foot circus trailer in Bolivia will win their...

Apr 11, 2011, 20:04 ET
Lions in 20 acre habitat at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

Bolivian Lions Ready To Be Released

A family of eight African Lions that had previously spent years locked inside a cramped 8 foot by 12 foot circus trailer in Bolivia will win their...

Dec 01, 2010, 10:44 ET
"Tony" the Tiger paces in his cage near fuel pumps.  (PRNewsFoto/The Wild Animal Sanctuary)

Tiger Truck Stop Continues To Fuel Public Outrage

A 10-year-old Bengal/Siberian-mix Tiger that is being kept in a concrete and steel cage at a 24-hour truck stop off of Interstate Highway I-10...