CO: Colorado Columbines
On a balmy Friday, November 5, over thirty members migrated to Keenesburg to visit The Wild Animal Sanctuary. In search of lions, tigers and bears, oh my, the group first orientated in the expansive Welcome Center before setting off on the great hunt along the 1.5-mile elevated walkway. TWAS has more than 550 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Leopards, Mountain Lions, Wolves, Hyenas, and a few smaller carnivores, such as Servals, Bobcats, Lynx, Foxes, Coyote and Coati Mundi. There are also rescued Horses, Donkeys, Ostrich, Emu, Camel, Yak & Alpaca, as well as Cats, Dogs, Parrots, and other Birds. The Sanctuary is not a Zoo and offers a completely different experience. The rescued animals live in large acreage open habitats and are never forced to remain front-and-center for viewing purposes. After a leisurely stroll, most of the members migrated back to the Welcome Center and enjoyed a lunch from the Lion’s Den Café and some enjoyed a cone from the ice cream shop next door. All made it safely home away from the hungry mouths of the ever watchful lions.