The action never stops!
All of the humans (and animals) at Forest Animal Rescue wish you the best as we welcome 2017! Oatmeal thought it would be a good idea to blow a horn and make some noise! She wants to remind everyone that you still have until midnight to receive a tax deduction for any gifts made to[…]
The new tigers and bears have settled in beautifully – as we complete the construction of their acreage homes, we need to keep them occupied… Will you help us to buy toys for them? Juanita already showed us how much she enjoys the ball we gave her, but it has seen better days and she[…]
Once again, all of the animals at Forest Animal Rescue enjoyed Christmas as much as we did. The new tigers and bears behaved as if this is the first time they had seen enrichment like this- they were a real joy to watch. Since they never had access to live trees in Colorado, some of[…]
As 2016 draws to a close, Forest Animal Rescue enters its 19th year of operation. Together we have achieved a great deal, and YOU have contributed mightily to our many accomplishments. Here are a few highlights: We have rescued hundreds of wild animals with nowhere else to go, providing them with a safe and nourishing[…]
They’re Here! Just in time for Christmas! Forest Animal Rescue joined Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Tigers in America along with 15 other accredited animal sanctuaries to rescue 110 wild animals, mostly tigers and bears, from a facility in Colorado. The animals were formerly used as cubs for petting and photo opportunities and then, when they grew[…]
We named her Faye, and she is a lucky bear! Luckily, this little bear won’t be in captivity long. She was captured in a backyard by FWC, near too many humans…in a place that was not the best for bears. She came to us for evaluation and will be ready to go soon! She is[…]
After two days of shopping, a day to give back. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) The widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on[…]
November 26 – December 3, 2016 4:00pm-8:00pm each evening at the Grand Oaks Visit event page for more details Vote for our tree (#20 in the People’s Choice Awards) to help the animals What’s on our Tree? $6,773 in value! It includes an african Safari for two and more! Zulu Nyala, South Africa $5,950 6[…]
Meet the animals
The reasons we all work so hard
Tigers and African servalsClick here for details
Spider monkeys, Capuchins and LemursClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
Wolf & Wolf HybridClick here for details
Bats, Skunk, Equines, Domestic cats, TortoisesClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Where do the animals come from?
and what do we do with them?
Since 1998, Forest Animal Rescue (formerly known as Peace River Refuge & Ranch) has provided rescued wild animals with the space and peace that they need to heal and thrive. They are given the best in veterinary care, a healthy diet and playmates of their own kind as appropriate. Animals rescued from captive situations regain confidence as their bodies gain strength, and they learn to appreciate the humans who have come to their aid. As a true sanctuary, the animals we rescue are never bred, sold or exploited in any way. They are not asked to do anything except be who they are and learn to thrive under the warmth and compassion of our caring staff.
Rescuing Captive Wildlife from Abuse or Negect
Our permanent residents have have been confiscated by authorities, used in research, abandoned to starve or have been attempted pets that failed because of their wild nature
Rehabilitation and Release of Wild Black Bears
Orphaned or injured wild bear cubs are nurtured and rehabilitated with minimal human interaction so that they learn to thrive on their own and can be released back into the wild.
We are not open to the public as an attraction or zoo; the only visitors allowed are through guided tours, offered only twice monthly. We have strong volunteer and internship programs to educate others on the issues facing wild animals in captivity and the plight of their wild counterparts
Would you like to help the animals?
we love our interns and volunteers!
Part Time Local Volunteers
Do you live close enough to volunteer a day at a time? The animals need you!
Learn about our internship program and download an application
Full Time Residential Volunteers
Full time volunteers stay in our lodging and work alongside our interns every day
Alternative Break Groups
We host ASB groups throughout the year, contact us to learn more