Keepers of the Wild Nature Park is a sanctuary set on 175 acres and is a safe haven to over 130 animals, of which 40 are classified as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Our animals include a grizzly bear, 5 black bears, tigers, leopards, lions, primates, wolves, birds, reptiles, hoofstock, and a variety of indigenous wildlife. All were rescued from neglect, abandonment or abuse, and are now free to live their lives with dignity and freedom in expansive natural habitats.
Private ownership, exploited circus animals, over-breeding in zoos, and facilities closing due to economic hardship. All are very problematic and critical issues. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the exotic pet trade is a multi-billion dollar industry, second only to drugs and weapons on the black market. There are more tigers in backyards in the US then there are in the wild.
Keepers of the Wild provides long-term care including special dietary and medical needs of individual animals, an educational outreach program, and an animal rescue program.
Keepers of the Wild provides a permanent home and true sanctuary to all the animals it rescues. To help fulfill this mission, our three-fold goals are: 1) Set new standards for the ethical treatment of exotic and wild animals 2) Educate the public about exotic and wild animals 3) Advocate for the protection from illegal breeding and pet trade that perpetuates a cycle of exploitation.