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The Sanctuary

The Zoology Foundation’s sanctuary is located at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado. Since our establishment in 2009 with our first resident, Chewie the camel, the sanctuary has grown into a home for a wide variety of animal species, many of whom have been rescued or surrendered. The care and happiness of all animals that reside here is our number one priority. Additionally, the animals all act as ambassadors in our humane education programming. By telling their stories and introducing each animal as an individual, we hope to show the importance of animals in our lives and increase respect for all living things in our world.

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Animal Husbandry Philosophy

At Zoology Foundation we commit to giving the animals in our care a forever home that is as happy and free of stress as possible. Through training and enrichment, we hope to decrease the amount of stress the animals feel during their necessary daily care and vet care. We also aim to promote each individual’s confidence and resiliency. These animal husbandry programs will enhance the safety for animals, staff, and guest interactions.


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