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Cholita the bear (credit: CBS)

Paddington-Like Bear Too Frail For Rescue Flight To Colorado

An elderly former circus bear is too frail to join a flight bringing 33 lions from South America to a Colorado refuge and instead will live out her days in a specially constructed habitat in her native Peru.

06/02/2015

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg (credit: CBS)

Popularity Of Wild Animal Sanctuary In Keenesburg Leads To Expansion

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg is a popular spot on the Eastern Plains, and now some visitors would like to spend the night.

12/29/2014

Rescued brown and black bears feed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary on October 20, 2011 in Keenesburg, Colorado. The non-profit sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large carnivores that have been confiscated from illegal or abusive situations and is currently home to over 290 lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other animals. Opened in 1980, it is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States. Animals at the refuge require a total of some 19,000 pounds of food per week, a ton of that for the bears alone. On Tuesday the owner of a private 73 acre animal reserve in Zanesville, Ohio set loose 56 animals, mostly large carnivores, before shooting himself. Of the animals that fled, 49 were hunted down and killed by sheriff?s deputies and other law enforcement officers.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary Saved 54 Animals In 2013

The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced in a statement that it saved 54 animals throughout the United States and Mexico from inhumane conditions in 2013.

01/24/2014

A big cat catches an afternoon nap at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg. (credit: CBS)

Animal Sanctuary Owners Reacts To Ohio Tragedy

The news of the wild animals on the loose in Ohio spread quickly to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg.

10/19/2011

One of the rescued Bolivian lions (credit: CBS)

Rescued Bolivian Lions Get Badly Needed Dental Work

All 25 lions rescued from Bolivian circuses last month are adjusting quickly to their new surroundings at The Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg, but several required major dental work.

03/23/2011

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