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Jun 06, 2019, 18:21 ET Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Opens First 35-Acre Habitat at New 9,000-Acre Refuge as 300-Acre Habitat Being Built

A major milestone was recently reached and was the cause of much excitement among supporters of The Wild Animal Sanctuary's new Refuge near...


May 03, 2019, 16:57 ET Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Named "2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT" by GreatNonprofits

The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced today it has been named a "2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of...


Mar 23, 2019, 11:43 ET Colorado's Governor Polis and First Gentleman Present "Colorado For All" Charity Proceeds to The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Hundreds of guests, volunteers and employees turned out Tuesday afternoon, March 19th, at The Wild Animal Sanctuary's enormous Welcome Center to...


Mar 03, 2019, 15:47 ET Colorado Governor Polis and First Gentleman to Present Inauguration Charity Check to The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Newly-elected Colorado Governor, Jared Polis, made history in Colorado when he included in his gubernatorial platform a plank dedicated to animal...


Mar 02, 2019, 18:35 ET The Wild Animal Sanctuary Rated in Top 4% of All Charities for Financial Health and Transparency

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has once again been awarded Charity Navigator's highest 4-Star rating—now for eight consecutive years. The coveted 4-Star...


Feb 16, 2019, 14:10 ET World's Largest Carnivore Sanctuary Sharing its Mission with Corporate World

With no end to the Captive Wildlife Crisis in sight, The Wild Animal Sanctuary is setting itself up to continue rescuing captive-born large...


Dec 07, 2018, 11:47 ET Tiger and Lion rescued after Typhoon devastates island of Saipan

Lambert the lion and Tasha Joy the tiger, the last wild animals at the former Saipan Zoo, left the island on Wednesday evening. The pair of big cats...


Jun 30, 2018, 03:24 ET South Korea Zoo Lions that killed Keeper relocated to Colorado Sanctuary.

Ending a nearly three and one-half year stand-off between South Korean zoo officials, a deceased man's family and the Korean Animal Welfare Society...


Dec 19, 2017, 17:56 ET The Wild Animal Sanctuary Achieves Accreditation From BBB Wise Giving Alliance

By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, The Wild Animal Sanctuary achieved accreditation by ...


Feb 19, 2017, 17:27 ET Colorado Sanctuary Rescues Lions, Tigers & Bears from Argentina

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued (3) Bengal Tigers, (2) African...


Oct 28, 2016, 04:00 ET Largest Carnivore Sanctuary In The World Opens New Complex And Immediately Breaks Another World Record

Preparations are underway for what will be a record-setting event for a Colorado-based non-profit organization. On Monday, October 31, 2016 The Wild...


Dec 03, 2015, 11:01 ET World's Largest Sanctuary Ends Intense 5 Year Campaign

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has announced it is winding-down a five year campaign to significantly reduce the number of Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves...


Mar 09, 2015, 06:00 ET Operation Spirit Of Freedom: Largest Carnivore Sanctuary In The World Works With British Animal Welfare Group To Airlift 33 Rescued Circus Lions From Peru To Colorado

Preparations are underway for what will be a historic and record-breaking animal rescue when 33 circus Lions collected by a British animal welfare...


Nov 05, 2014, 09:13 ET 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, 09:58 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 Sanctuary en...


Oct 25, 2014, 04:00 ET 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 after...


May 30, 2014, 06:53 ET 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,...


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 una ONG...


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 selvagem e uma ONG...


Nov 21, 2012, 04:03 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 NGO. The ...


Jun 13, 2012, 01:30 ET 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 the U....


May 23, 2012, 09:01 ET "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). (Photo:...


Jun 30, 2011, 02:57 ET 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 Animal...


Jun 13, 2011, 06:00 ET 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, 04:39 ET 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 Animal...