Let the journey be shaped by the curiousity of the child…
Today we visited the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO. We planned on going here two weeks earlier, however we had some unexpected paperwork we needed to take care of. Everything is dealt with, but we did miss the unschooling outing to the Sanctuary that day.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a special place, a place set aside for safety and shelter…a refuge that protects from danger or hardship or tragedy. A true wild animal sanctuary puts the needs of its residents first – it meets the nutritional, space and psychological needs of the rescued animals.
At The Wild Animal Sanctuary, they take these meanings literally when it comes to the captive exotic and endangered large carnivores they rescue. Their goal is to give the rescued animals the kind of lives that they would have if they could choose it themselves.
If you like you can help the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Click on the link to find out how.
Though the animals come from deep forests… from the edges of deserts… from snowy mountain ranges… from dense wet jungles… we are now part of the community.
Who are we?
We’re the cast-off, unwanted wild creatures whom man brought to civilization, bred and profited from, and no longer has use for… we are CAPTIVE WILDLIFE… Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, Mountain Lions, Bears, Wolves and other Wild Species. We number in the tens of thousands, and we are starving, cast off, abused, abandoned, exploited, confined in tiny cages, illegally kept and traded, and bred for profit – not love.
Our experience was amazing. To see how much good work is done around the world. Thinking of our good causes and the horses and the other animals that have been saved by Norma in the Netherlands. And to see and experience this Wild Animal Sanctuary. It is amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. So many wild animals kept and bred in captivity. They don’t know how to be in the wild, which is opposite from their true nature. Coming at the Wild Animal Sanctuary it takes months to years to rehabilitate them.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better, It’s not.