KEENESBURG, Colo. (AP) — The Wild Animal Sanctuary northeast of Denver has increased fees for daily visitors from $15 to $50.

The 1-square-mile refuge in Keenesburg is home to 350 animals, including lions, tigers, bears and wolves. Many were rescued from abusive situations.

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The sanctuary tells The Denver Post that the visitor fee increase is meant to encourage potential patrons to become long-term “supporters” of the facility. People who pay $200 over a 12-month period will be considered supporters, with no daily admission fee for them or their guests.

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The carnivore rescue facility is about 40 miles northeast of Denver.

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