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Oct 09, 2020, 10:17 ET TIGER KING's Animals at Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park Rescued and Rehomed

The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, featured in the Netflix docuseries, "Tiger King," is now closed forever and the last of the...


Sep 24, 2020, 13:56 ET The Wild Animal Sanctuary Rescues 17 Lions, Tigers and Hybrids and Two Brown Bears from Notorious Roadside Zoos

The Wild Animal Sanctuary has become home to 17 lions, tigers and tiger/lion hybrids as well as two brown bears that were removed from "Wildlife In...


Mar 04, 2020, 11:20 ET "Miss America," "Miss Montana" and Other Rescued Grizzlies Win Big Upon Being Released Into Their Unparalleled New Home at Colorado Refuge

Eight Grizzly bears, including two named Miss America and Miss Montana, rescued late last year by The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado were recently ...


Jan 22, 2020, 11:20 ET Morbidly Obese Asiatic Black Bear Finds New Life at Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary

After a standoff lasting months and involving multiple organizations, Asiatic Black Bear, Dillan, finally arrived at his new lifelong home at The...


Dec 30, 2019, 11:20 ET Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary Rescues a Record 204 Animals in 2019

Capping off a year with an already record number of animals rescued from abuse and neglect, an additional three tigers and two black bears arrived at ...


Dec 18, 2019, 15:35 ET Roadside Zoo Animals Living in Deplorable Conditions Given New Life at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado

Following an Iowa judge's ruling that a private, roadside zoo be closed and its exotic animals removed due to "deplorable" conditions, several of the ...


Dec 12, 2019, 18:02 ET The Wild Animal Sanctuary and The Wild Animal Refuge in Colorado Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) and The Wild Animal Refuge (TWAR), both of Colorado, have been awarded Accredited status by the Global Federation of ...


Nov 25, 2019, 16:00 ET Ten Argentina Grizzly Bears Airlifted To Colorado Animal Sanctuary

Their giant, padded feet only ever knew concrete, cobblestones and rock; and for one large male, a sunken pit was his 'home' for 19 years. But after...


Nov 15, 2019, 13:55 ET Rare Spectacled Bears Now In Unimaginable New Home

After spending years in a barren, concrete grotto enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo, three rare Spectacled Bears find new life and an unimaginably...


Oct 10, 2019, 16:38 ET Rescued Hyena Has Joyful First Swim

Recent video footage of a Spotted Hyena completely caught up in the moment of swimming has thrilled all of the viewers who have witnessed the...


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...