Animal Sanctuary Rescues And Shelters Abused And Abandoned Wildlife

A lioness yawns in a “free roaming space” 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 large carnivores. It is the oldest and largest carnivore sanctuary in the United States, having been in operation since 1980. On Tuesday the owner of a Zanesville, Ohio private animal reserve set loose 56 animals, of which 49 were hunted down and killed by law enforcement and six others were tranquilized and are being treated at the Columbus Zoo. (John Moore/Getty Images North America)

Animal caretakers throw chunks of meat while feeding tigers.

A wolf eats at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

A grizzly bear sits in free-roaming habitat.

Wolves gather at feeding time.

A grizzly bear runs through free-roaming habitat.

Animal caretaker Shiloh Howlett throws a chunk of beef over a fence while feeding wolves.

A male lion eats a turkey during feeding time.

Tigers walk through The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

A lioness waits to be fed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

A female grizzley bear sniffs the wind.

Timberline wolves lie at the mouth of their lair.

A rescued timberline wolf howls at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

A cartload of meat awaits delivery to a pride of lions.

A rescued bobcat waits to be fed.

A lion rescued from poor circus conditions in Bolivia sleeps at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Lions rescued from poor circus conditions in Panama lie at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

A lion lies in a free roaming habitat as visitors watch from an elevated walkway.

Tigers pace through enclosures at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

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