Keepers of the Wild Nature Park Valentine
Where is it at?
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
13441 East Highway 66
Tel: 928 769 1800
Where are we going today?
Zoos are great places to visit, but did you know there are places across the USA where there is a much more special backstory to the animals?
If you visit Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, you will understand why! This special animal sanctuary is a non-profit, that is home to over 140 indigenous and exotic animals. Each of these animals were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed by other welfare agencies.
Kids - that means that the animals at the Keepers of the Wild Nature Park have been rescued, and are now happy in their new home while they are rehabilitated. Some were abused, some were neglected, and some were abandoned. Lucky for you - they have been looked after and you can go and visit them now in their new lives!
A trip to this nature park is a great learning experience for the kids. They can learn all about the animals themselves - their habits and habitats, as well as their story before arriving in the park. It's an invaluable lesson for kids where they can understand why we need to care for these amazing creatures on our planet!
The nature park has a wide variety of species that you can get up close to. You can come face to face with tigers, jaguars, lions, wolves, and even leopards.
You know what else is great about a visit to the Keepers of the Wild Nature Park? All of your admission fees and purchases go directly back to helping the animals - so kids - YOU are doing just a great a job looking after the animals as the staff are!
Enjoy an animal adventure with a difference at this meaningful Arizona nature park. You never know the friends you might make!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$20 (Over 13 years)
- Children$12 (Ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm Wednesdays to Mondays
Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
If you'll be attending the sanctuary with a party of 20 or more people, you can purchase group-rate admission which is a 10% discount off of general admission. Great! They also have worksheets to download which are great for the students learning. Just give them a call to arrange!.
The coffee and snack bar is the best place to pick up some tasty treats, including muffins, sandwiches, chips, candy, drinks and ice cream.
Any Top Tips?
Guided Safari Tours are a great option, and are $10 additional per person. These are 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm daily $10.00 Additional Per Person Available at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (on a first come first served basis).
Doing our bit
The entire nature park is dedicated to the well-being, rescue and future of these incredible exotic animals - everything they do is all for the animals and it's wonderful.
Can I get one of those?
Bring that pocket money because the gift shop on site is filled with apparel, stuffed animals, home decor, gifts and more!.
They are open weather permitting.
What people are saying?
by Kerrie Raymo
This place was amazing! I was a little nervous at first, because you can get right up close with the animals, but after the first initial shock it was breath taking. The stories of what has happened to these animals are so sad, but the people here are great at what they do, taking them in and saving them. I'd go back anytime!
by Carmello Desantes
This organization sends me petition for money regularly. I have attempted to contact them in regards to removing me from there mailing list. They list a bad phone# and I have doubts they physically exist.(minus collecting money) I would do a little research on them before giving them any $. I have found that donating w/in your own community takes out the guess work for where your $ is going.
by Dawn S.