Route 66 News

Animal sanctuary opens Thursday near Kingman

The Keepers of the Wild, once located near Hoover Dam, moved to 175 acres about 25 miles northeast of Kingman, Ariz., just off Route 66 and will open to the public on Thursday, reports the Mohave Daily News.

The sanctuary is for exotic animals that were neglected or abused. The park contains more than 150 animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, reptiles, wolves and monkeys.

In three to four months, the installation of added fencing will allow visitors to walk through the sanctuary but for now visitors must go on guided tours through the park. The animals live in a natural spacious habitat with waterfalls, rock formations, vegetation and natural springs, Lewis said.

Residents of Mohave County can enjoy a pre-opening special until June 30. Tickets for county residents are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Keepers of the Wild is a nonprofit organization.

Normal general admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call 928-769-1800.

Guided tours will run every hour on the hour. The park will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday with the first tour staring at 10 a.m. and the last tour starting at 4 p.m. The park will be closed Monday-Tuesday.

Keeper of the Wild’s Web site is here.


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