Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears

by The Wild Animal Sanctuary
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Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears
Pearl - Before & After
Pearl - Before & After

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a very unique organization with equally unique facilities.  We specialize in rescuing AND rehabilitating Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, and other large carnivores that have come from illegal and/or abusive situations.  We are the only organization in the country that gives animals like these wide-open large acreage habitats in which to live and roam freely.

The beautiful female white Tiger you see above was rescued from the facility in Dade City, Florida where people could pay to interact and swim with Tiger cubs.  Removed from their mothers at only a day or two of age and forced to interact and swim with paying guests, such abusive treatment was determined to be in violation of the Endangered Species Act.  After an illegal journey through a notorious Tiger breeding facility in Oklahoma (Joe Exotic's Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park of The Tiger King series), the Sanctuary was finally able to rescue Pearl. She now lives a wonderful life in a large-acreage habitat with other Tigers—free from human exploitation

To date, nearly 150 animals have been rescued from the so-called stars of the Netflix TIGER KING series.  Thankfully, the 141 Lions, Tigers, & Bears that have been rescued, now live and roam freely inside beautiful large acreage habitats at one of our three accredited sanctuaries. 

Every time we successfully rehabilitate a new group of Lions, Tigers, or other large carnivores, we then build them a new habitat where they will spend the rest of their lives living in spacious comfort. As the Sanctuary continues to rescue more animals, there is a constant need for new habitats to be built. Today, over 1,000 acres have been developed at our nearly 10,000-acre Refuge. You can be part of this historic effort to transform the lives of rescued animals by contributing toward the Refuge's development. With your help, we can stand ready to help even more of the unfortunate animals that continue to suffer and need our help.

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Since the beginning of time, clans, towns, regions and entire countries have gone to war against each other over the slightest verbal insult to the most egregious offense possible. However, with all the lives that are lost before, during and after a war is over, there is little doubt that the people who served for the benefit of others, did so with the greatest of honor.

The Captive Wildlife Crisis is real and there is no denying that it has been a long and arduous battle. Over and over the battle to reduce the number of breeders has raged on. This is an update on both The Refuge and recent rescued animals that have found their home here. Joe Exotic, Jeff and Lauren Lowe and others fought their own personal war via acts of public revenge. Their documented information allowed law enforcement and PETA to prosecute these three individuals as well as Tim Stark and Doc Antle.

To date, we have rescued well over 120 Lions, Tigers, Bears and many assorted hybrids belonging to these Tiger King characters. Many are currently living at The Refuge in spacious habitats. However, in order for us to absorb all or most of the animals that countless other breeders currently have, it will require many more habitat spaces to be created.

Today, nearly 1,000 acres of the nearly 10,000 acres have been developed. The project is moving forward. With your continued assistance, we can bring even more of these majestic animals home!

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Aala exploring her Refuge habitat
Aala exploring her Refuge habitat

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.
 
We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Refuge, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences, including the construction of multiple "smaller" habitats ranging in size of 18 to 20 acres each.

These habitats are located between our large 243-acre Black Bear habitat and Alpaca barn, and are specifically designed to house rescued wolves. With natural topography such as trees, grass, water, and rocks, it's all that a wolf could dream of. These habitats offer space to introduce pairs to each other, and cultivate wolf packs. The first 11 wolves to call these habitats home have come from the failed GW Zoo, where they were kept in mostly pairs and as individuals. Thus, they will slowly be introduced into a pack, and live a lifestyle they were inteded to. Wolves are not meant to live alone or in pairs, and the Refuge aims to introduce them to their natural ways and provide them with a life of happiness.

There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about the 11 rescued wolves (as well as many other exciting updates about TWAS and TWAR), please visit the link below to read our Spring 2021 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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Dillan the Asiatic Black Bear
Dillan the Asiatic Black Bear

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, provide them with large-acreage habitats, and educate the public of their plights and the Captive Wildlife Crisis. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.
 
We'd like to regularly keep you updated with the goings-on at the Refuge, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since our last emailed update, there have been a number of new occurences at both the Sanctuary and the Refuge. One of which being the construction of a new large-acreage habitat at the Refuge for our infamous, overweight, and charismatic Asiatic bear friends, Dillan and Lily.
 
Dillan and Lily both came from similar "living" situations, where they were kept in tiny, cramped, concrete cages, and were fed only unhealthy scraps, which lead to morbid obesity. While their histories are tainted with sadness, their present day lives at TWAS are full of happiness and relaxation (also some major weight loss!). They were placed in a habitat together due to their uncanny similarities, and have been the best of friends ever since. While they are thriving at the Sanctuary, there is great opportunity for more room to roam and be free together at the Refuge, where they will have a custom-built, large-acreage habitat just for them. We are elated to transport them to their new home in the near future, and to continue sharing their success story/updates with the world.
 
There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about Dillan and Lily (as well as many other exciting updates about TWAS and TWAR), please visit the link below to read our Fall 2020 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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Bailey the Tiger sitting on his den
Bailey the Tiger sitting on his den

Thanks to your kindhearted support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary's GlobalGiving project, "Build Habitats for Rescued Lions, Tigers, & Bears", we have been able to continue our important mission of rescuing captive-bred large carnivores from situations of abuse and neglect, and provide them with new large-acreage habitats at our 9,600+ acre Refuge in Springfield, CO. None of this would be possible without people like you! For that, we are eternally grateful.

 

We'd like to regularly keep you updated on our progress with habitat contruction, and how your donation has made a difference in the Animals' lives. Since we began this project through GlobalGiving, there have been many changes in the world. While all of humanity has been dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis, we have had to adapt and continue our life-saving and pertinent work for the Animals. Through the darkness, there has been some light, including the recent build of a 50-acre tiger habitat at the Refuge.

 

With the immense physical help of GreaterGood.org's Rescue Rebuild program team, we were able to quickly and efficiently build this habitat for 7 tigers we rescued from a deplorable life of small, over-crowded cages and malnutrition at the hands of Joe Exotic. Their new home is equipped with tanks full of cool water, natural caves, an abundance of trees to prowl through, and ample space to run and be free. We have you to thank for helping fund this project and make the tigers' new home a reality.

 

There is so much more we'd love to share with you, so to learn more about the Refuge's habitats (as well as many other exciting updates about the Sanctuary), please visit the link below to read our Summer 2020 Newsletter! Thank you again for your generosity and love for the Animals.

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Location: Keenesburg, CO - USA
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Patrick Craig
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