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Aug 14, 2018

Rescued Bear Cub

Kenai with a branch
Kenai with a branch

An orphan black bear cub was brought to Keepers of the Wild after being retrieved from under a vehicle by Arizona Game and Fish. Kenai, which means black bear in Native American, is approximately 5-6 months old. He is staying in a quarantine habitat next to our Care Center. He has his own swimming pool, hammock, climbing structures, an elevated platform and den. He is very lively, playful and rambunctious. Kenai likes to play among his tree branches and limbs. Kenai eats a wide variety of foods but especially enjoys grapes and carrots. His keepers also give him goat milk to help him grow big and strong. Kenai is adjusting well to his new home at Keepers of the Wild. Be sure to watch this video of his arrival.

This year alone we have rescued 13 animals so far- including six black bears. The new bears alone will raise our food bill by over $70,000 this year! That's not including any other animals or care expenses. Please help Keepers of the Wild with your donation to feed rescued animals. As you know, food and care expenses are an on-going expense and this fundraiser will remain active on GlobalGiving.

Again, we are so thankful for your continued support to provide the best for these deserving animals. We also know that we will be able to count on our donors and supporters to continue to trust us to provide life-long homes to the animals that are currently here. We thank you for continuing to believe in our mission.

Kenai in his hammock
Kenai in his hammock
Kenai
Kenai

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May 16, 2018

ANIMAL RESCUE UPDATE: Five Black Bears

Cindi Chained to a Chair for a Photo Op
Cindi Chained to a Chair for a Photo Op

ANIMAL RESCUE UPDATE!!!

Great News! We just rescued five black bears- Andy, Cindi, Brock, Bucky & Barney. They were retired from a traveling bear show. These bears have spent their lives performing and posing for photos- confined in chains and small spaces to provide "entertainment" for people.

Their habitat provides natural space to allow the bears a range of normal movement and behavior to promote psychological well-being. The habitat was formerly a tiger habitat that was modified to accommodate the five bears. We also added a swimming pool, shade platforms and hammocks.

All of the bears are adjusting quite well to their new home at Keepers of the Wild. Be sure to watch this video of their arrival and release into their habitat. We captured footage of this wonderful moment and want to share it with you.

As you know, food and care expenses of all rescued animals are an on-going expense and this fundraiser will remain active on GlobalGiving.

Again, we are so thankful for your continued support to provide the best for these deserving animals. We also know that we will be able to count on our donors and supporters to continue to trust us to provide life-long homes to the animals that are currently here. We thank you for continuing to believe in our mission.

 

Sincerely,

Nichole Walls

Keepers of the Wild

Barney Performing on Barrel
Barney Performing on Barrel
Andy
Andy
Cindi in new pool
Cindi in new pool
Brock
Brock
Barney (4 years old)
Barney (4 years old)
Bucky (11 years old)
Bucky (11 years old)
Feb 16, 2018

Project Report Update #1

Thank you for sharing your love with the animals!
Thank you for sharing your love with the animals!

First of all, THANK YOU for your compassion and support of the animals at Keepers of the Wild.

I  am so excited to share the results of our fundraiser "Help Feed Rescued Exotic & Wild Animals in Arizona - #30422" that launched on #GivingTuesday 2017.

A grand total of $20,691 was raised for animal food in 2017. You helped us raise a staggering $19,733 within 24 hours on #GivingTuesday! Out of 4000 competing projects, Keepers of the Wild finished in 6th place.  We were the only animal welfare organization to finish in the top 40. INCREDIBLE!!! Your support went a long way to provide food for over 150 rescued wild and exotic animals that call Keepers of the Wild home. 

As you know, food and care expenses are an on-going expense and this fundraiser will remain active on GlobalGiving.

Again, we are so thankful for your continued support to provide the best for these deserving animals. We also know that we will be able to count on our donors and supporters to continue to trust us to provide life-long homes to the animals that are currently here. We thank you for continuing to believe in our mission.

 

Sincerely,

Nichole Walls

Keepers of the Wild

 




 
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